So I am not one who likes to talk about myself a lot, or ever. It is not in my nature. But I do realize, that in today's society, you have to learn to sell yourself. Some people brag. Some people sell themselves. Some people sell their souls. Just sayin'.
I tell people I sing, and will barely list my accomplishments, as to not come across as bragging or to seem like I am better than the person I am talking to. I think that comes from growing up and looking like... a wallflower, maybe? I don't know, maybe the word is 'nerd'. I was nothing special to look at. I also think I am the way I am because I came from a humble background. My mom was/is a single parent and we literally had no money. We lived in people's bedrooms of their houses, or in a little one-room basement (that flooded one time), or in a small one bedroom mother-in-law suite. We never had our own place, but she wanted to make sure I got the best education I could, so we lived in places we could afford in school districts she thought would benefit me.
We literally shared a one bedroom apartment until I was 21.... and that was when we lived in LA. It was not until I moved to Las Vegas and started cocktailing, that I was able to not only buy my own mattress for the first time as an 'adult', but finally be able to buy a home - which is the first home of ours I ever lived in. I remember daydreaming as a kid and thinking that having a home means success. So, I bought a home from hard work in this town, and I cannot wait until I am able to buy a home from music.... which is what I truly want to be doing.
Anyways, I am not sure if I derailed from what the post was originally supposed to be, or not. I think this will be enough for you, for now. There are many layers to this cake, I mean, girl, and I am just getting started.
For fun - here are awesome pictures of..... me. I loved cats even back then, lol. In my defense, I think a nice senior citizen lady gave me that shirt from her daughter's old clothes. I am in 4th grade here and lived in Woodstock, GA at this time.