I love being the sweet folksy artist you can keep in your back pocket. I love having themed shows, releasing songs, creating albums. It’s incredibly fulfilling. I’m not waiting for my ‘big break’ or some kind of ‘discovery’ to happen. I need you to know that haha. Everything is beautiful now.
I got really comfortable writing weepy songs. Seeing things only from my perspective and swimming in my broken heart. But it got old. Eventually, I needed to float to the surface and to look for some kind of light; and when it never showed up, I made my own. I’m writing songs about acceptance, forgiveness, strength, truth. I’m not blaming anyone for anything. I’m taking responsibility for everything I feel. And I’m not waiting for anyone to save me. The greatest piece of art I’ve ever created was my ability to set myself free.
Or all of the above.
I’m getting sick of tattoos.
If you want to believe in love at first sight, then believe in it.
Don’t write off your life as meaningless. You are of infinite value and there are an infinite amount of things you could do right now.
Magic is everywhere (if you’re looking).
Respect is the only thing that really matters between people. Make it your priority. Stop beeping your horn when you don’t need to. Be patient when someone is trying to help you.
All the answers you need are within. No one can tell you what is best for you or what is right for you. Find yourself a place of silence and stay there for a little while. Clarity will show up eventually.
Floss your teeth. I’m serious.
Nature is really beautiful and balanced. It understands change and does not fear it. It goes with the flow. Learn from it.
No matter what anyone says, dream dictionaries and horoscopes are fun. Ignore the people who say it’s stupid and pointless. I can think of a few things that are way more stupid and pointless, like war.
Don’t go to psychics. They will mess with your head.
Your family loves you more than anyone even if they act like butt heads. Appreciate them.
Stop waiting for tomorrow.
Yes, your dream is possible.
If you are religiously confused make love your religion. Make the universe your god. It’s not as weird as it sounds.
Make it a point to do something spontaneous every week. If you’re lucky enough to have friends that will accompany you, bring them. If not, go alone.
Take photographs. Take lots and lots of photographs.
Put your pride aside and go to your prom.
Be a humanitarian. Donate to charity. Volunteer. Fall asleep knowing you are doing good things for the world.
Talk less. Listen more.
Write thank you notes. On paper. With a pen.
And then send them. In the mail. With a thing called a stamp.
Listen to your body and respect it. If you think a certain activity, like a roller coaster or drinking or even sex will be bad for you, avoid it. It’s OKAY. It’s not your fear talking, it’s your intuition.
I wasn’t kidding about the flossing.
Being single is the best thing that could happen to you right now. Trust me.
Make a playlist of happy songs and listen to it in the morning while you’re getting ready. You’ll feel like Hilary Duff in a Disney movie. This is always a good thing.
Write down how you feel in a journal. Not everything needs to go online.
Spend time with animals.
Look up at the stars.
And finally, learn to love yourself. Your body is perfect just the way it is. You are exactly where you are supposed to be, and everything is going work out beautifully.
I’ll do a casual little set with whatever songs you want to hear right on the sand :) We’ll take a million photos, run in the ocean, get ice cream, go on the ferris wheel, and have a seriously magical day.
I am so grateful for all the love & support that gets sent my way from the SM area, and I have been wanting to do this event for months! I am so so excited.
*This event is intended for younger audiences, and by that I mean ages 14-24 since there is a social aspect to it as well. There is another opportunity to see me live at EL CID on May 21st if you are an older & wiser fan. Thanks for understanding!
Samantha & Emma this means you hahaha <3 <3
*and Marlen, of course
No, you! :)
Aw! Thank you, gorgeous :D