I never would have imagined when I was eight years old that I would grow up to be a singer. Even though I loved singing and dancing in front of neighbors and friends; no one could have seen this coming. I started at the very bottom in this competitive industry with only two amazing parents by my side. As I learned the music business, my Mother was learning it right alongside of me. Soon it became very clear, that she would be a key to my success.
I had no connections in the music industry; there was no one in my family that was in this field. Therefore, nothing was handed to me and I had to work very hard to earn every reward. The Journey was not always easy. Now, I have several years of experience under my belt, but am still young. I have achieved many goals I thought were only Dreams. But guess what? Dreams do come true!
I have climbed many mountains and am still trying to climb a few more. This Journey has helped me learn how to deal with life’s diverse and unending challenges. My goals are simple – to be a positive role model for a younger generation, and to promote values that reflect a time when life was not so complicated … a time when family support, hard work, perseverance, honesty, and kindness mattered.
God gives us our gifts for a reason. Mine happen to involve competing in a world of talented artists. So, I guess there really is only one thing for me to do, and that is to continue to Believe.
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