Friday, December 3, 2010

Making Room for Dreams

For as long as I can remember, I have loved music.

I made musicals with my barbie dolls when I was little, started taking piano lessons at age 6, sang in the church choir and did everything remotely related to music that I could.

When I went to college, I had music on the brain. I was a voice performance major, and while it was extremely challenging I absolutely loved every single minute of it!

After graduating, I started working full-time. It was nice to finally have money to be able to pay off those student loans. I told myself that it was only for a time, that music was only on the back burner for a little while.

A little while turned into 3 excruciatingly long years.

Well, they weren't that bad. Maybe I was a little distracted by the handsome man I met and fell in love with and married during that period of time... (giggle). That's part of the reason why the time flew by so fast, I think!

But friends, it's finally time to rearrange and bring music to the forefront again. I am SO excited.

I am quitting my day job.

Yup, you heard me right. This is me, saying goodbye to my 401k, my 5 weeks of paid vacation, my swanky cubicle (haha), and all those other "perks" that come along with working a full-time job.

Yes, it's a risk. It's a big, scary, ohmywordwhattheheckamidoing kind of move. But I know it's the right thing to do. I have a job as a private voice teacher, and I will be working on a lot of other little music-related things. I don't know exactly what I want to do, or what God wants to do in my life. I just know that it's time to make room for those dreams, because I don't want to find myself looking back in 30 years and regretting that I never gave those dreams a chance to breathe.
(In case you are wondering, this is why I have been an absentee-blogger as of late. High stress work environment/big career and life change = way less time on my hands. But hopefully with a new schedule I will be able to devote more time to this!)


  1. i am so delighted for you. best wishes in your new direction.

  2. So freaking happy for you! It's dream time baby! =)

    Best of luck ever and I can't wait to hear about all the fabulous things that will be falling into place for ya shortly =) HOORAY MUSIC! <3


  3. I'm SO thrilled for you! It's inspiring to watch you step out and follow your dreams. I can't wait to see what 2011 (and beyond!) holds for your new career.

  4. oh my gosh this is WONDERFUL news!!! so few people get to pursue their passions, so i really with you nothing but loads of luck!

  5. Thanks you guys. =) I appreciate your support SO much! You are all just the best!

  6. Really happy for you! This is the time to do it and I'm happy for you that you have a loving, wonderful, responsible husband to support you in this dream.




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