I ended my Monday trying to figure out what to write again, but kept getting caught on the reality of how long ago last Monday feels from this very moment. I said I would write earlier. Here are some bullet points of mostly random and unrelated thoughts. I wanted to keep my promise. I have newly self-enrolled as a student in the school of accountability and responsibility at the tender age of 27.
Once upon a manic episode I had this bright idea to create a journal section of my website in lieu of launching an entirely new solo music endeavor (because honestly I need more to do in regards to that..no I don’t) and here I am trying to figure out the first words of it. I figured starting a blog outside of instagram and all of the other toxic social media platforms I’ve grown pretty nauseous from would be a nice break for me and maybe for you too.
It (the idea and my manic episode) all started when people over the age of twelve started ‘TikToking’ I was encouraged to make one (it's fine.. just not my style). I reluctantly made a page but kept it so blank out of hesitation to throw myself into another virtual reality. It’s all the rage for musicians to get discovered, so why would I not make one? Because I feel old and burnt out by social media and I really would be happy moving to the middle of the woods to write and be very antisocial and be very anti-media… some of which i’ve already done. Anyway, I found myself wanting to share resources that are important to me in a different kind of way. Not through TikTok dances or over-shared-sometimes-misinformed instagram or facebook posts.
Two years ago I attempted to run a music blog after someone convinced me they make a ton of money and are easy to manage and as you guessed.. It was very difficult to manage and I did not make any money. But I did love the writing part of it, so i figured I could share that on here with a little less pressure. I may even reawaken some ideas I had in the past from that blog on here. But as a source of income, that is a passion in and of itself and you should check out folks who actually should be doing that… (such as the lovely Sara from South of Wales who runs Sounds of Sara. That’s a real music blog run by a real good person) I hope to be sharing and elevating a lot of cool people over the coming weeks like Sara. Check the bottom of the article for my top 6 for this week.
With all of this poorly said (and hearing everyone in my life yelling 'LAND THE PLANE' in unison..) I have recently become obsessed with sharing my resources on women’s health and fitness, mental health, intersectionality and inclusion across it all and I want to talk about it. I also love to cook, I am an avid runner and I am also a music teacher. None of which I really get to talk about as an artist or ever even decided to share with people because of how consumed I’ve been with just being seen as an artist and an artist only. But for me it’s become increasingly important to just be a functioning person, because my obsession with success and hitting the pavement hard took a huge toll on me with little to no pay-off, burnt bridges and dare I say a lot more drug use than I would have ever anticipated.
I figured I sort of owe it to fill in the listeners of my music and consumers of my art, who have helped me eat and filled the rooms I was playing pre-COVID… and still care what about I am doing even though the music is mostly played through iPhone speakers on livestreams these days... I suppose now as things are settling into this new quarantined normal, I have had a moment to reflect on it all.
So every Monday from here on out, you’ll be hearing from me on here. I am excited. Any suggestions feel free to contact me using the form below.
All of my love.
This weeks resources, mentions & more:
SUSTAIN Products (not an ad)
They give 10% of profits to women's healthcare organizations &
have all natural feminine care products
Musician & Music Therapist
THIS FRIDAY: Will be teaching this CMTE through Enlighten-CE
Sounds of Sara
Female Owned & Operated Music Blog
Amplifying LGBTQ+ & POC voices through photography & lots more.
New Custom Art Available Newly Listed Here & on Instagram
Manifestation Coaching with To Be Magnetic