How has your perspective of beauty evolved over the years?
I’ve learned that inner beauty is the most precious and valuable thing a person can have. Outer looks fade, but character, integrity, and loving others genuinely is priceless and beautiful.
If you had one song to sing what would it be and why?
I love the song “Amazing Grace,” because it is about how broken humanity is and yet how much grace, love and mercy we all need. It is inspiring and is a classic song. My new single is called “The Other Side” and is a modern version of this song.
How has music helped you personally transition through different seasons of life?
Music is always there to turn on and listen to whether you are having a great day or a a not so happy day. Music is a means of freedom, escape, a refuge but it is also a gateway into God’s presence through worship which is why I love it so much. Music is a universal language and I have not met one person who doesn’t like music. Of course we all have our different genres we enjoy, but music is very healing and can help us relate to others.
I have definitely listened to music when I needed it during hard times in life, like when my Dad passed away when I was 14. It’s also interesting how a song can bring back so many memories too, and how we all have a unique soundtrack of life.
What is the greatest piece of advice you have ever been given?
There is a Bible verse I love, that God will finish what He starts in us. I love that we can do what we love to do and that there is purpose on our lives. We don’t have to worry about competing with others or feel insecure, but rather do what we have uniquely been made to do.
I also love the quote, “If you can dream it, you can do it.” Think of all the people who have created many inventions such as the lightbulb, the computer, the car, the airplane….if they doubted their ability then we wouldn’t have these amazing inventions. Keep doing what you are called to do, and you WILL succeed! Those who are successful never give up, you can do it!