A few days ago, my oldest son Ty asked me a question -
Mom - What is the difference between you now and your younger self, say around 25 ?
I thought about it for a minute and here is my answer:
When I was younger, I was really selfish - and in the latter half of my 25th year, I was recovering from being an alcoholic and getting sober. My parents never knew, and I also was VERY lucky to have not become addicted to drugs. I tried them, but decided they were not for me. I also returned to the roots of my religion.
After your Dad and I got married, we started having children and if you remember, I was not the most patient woman in the world. As the years went by, I learned that being fear driven was not the way for me either, and I decided to be faith driven.
For the longest time I didn’t love myself, and the last 10 years or so, I have come to know who I am and love myself. I wish I could have told my younger self what I know now.
As I look back to that time, I am VERY grateful to have changed for the better. I want to treat people better - there is too much hate, anger and fear right now - and I do not want to contribute to that environment in my home or wherever I go.
My music is a part of that view - I want transport you to a peaceful place, a place where you remember who you are, where you have been with good memories and imagine the stories in the music in your own way!