I think I’m either crazy or perhaps it’s because of the late hour (3am) but I have no idea why I’m sharing this….I’m a singer. I’ve focused the past 6 years of my life, trying to find a stable career that I love and that will keep my family & I living comfortably. Perhaps one of the reasons it’s taken me so long to commit to writing as a career is because it’s scary to put yourself out there Honestly, putting yourself out there as a singer is far more terrifying.
Life happens when you’re busy living. Is that the saying? I don’t know, there’s a saying similar to that and the way it applies to my life (with regards to my “close but never happened” music career) is that I got pregnant with my daughter Claire at a time that when I was trying to decide if I was going to give the whole “music thing” another try. If you or anyone you know is a singer or musician, you’ve heard stories of the many rounds you go through, pursuing your music. Round 1, college band that morphed into a post-college band with different musicians. Round 2, professional backup singing. Round 3, going the way of the solo artist. Round 4, join another band and this time, bring my solo work to perform. Then, life happened. Do I regret having my daughter? Not for a minute. Do I love to sing and feel that being a singer is still a part of my mission in this life? Absolutely. I wonder how and when there will be a Round 5….but I know that there will definitely be another round.
I have recorded a few covers over the past several years and a while back I put them up on Soundcloud. When my initial Web Designer was gathering all of my social media accounts to add to that particular section of this site, he did a little digging under “alegriasmuse” and found my Soundcloud under the same name (alegriasmuse was actually inspired by my first major musical concert performance as a singer. That story will have to wait for another time!). When I noticed the star icon in my social media section I had no idea what it was but when I clicked on it and my Soundcloud page opened, I turned bright red! I’m not sure why as don’t have any issues with the 2 covers (which were recorded in my living room, remember this!) or the 1 original instrumental composition that’s on the site’s account. It’s just that it’s been so long since I’ve addressed myself as a singer to anyone.
In the mean time, I’m focused on writing and building a brand with this website, while gearing up to drop my daughter off at her first day of Kindergarten on Tuesday! “They” say if you get them to Kindergarten, you get to have “your” life back in a sense. I can see what “they” mean by that in having more time for myself to pursue all of my passions and to fulfill my mission. Like I said, you caught me at a strange time because I wasn’t planning on bringing my singing into the equation here on my site, at least not this soon! If you have a few minutes to hear just one song, I suggest that you listen to the song in the middle of the page (2 out of 3), it’s called “Save Me From Myself”, the link is highlighted in the second paragraph (there are only covers on Soundcloud because I don’t have my original music/lyrics copy written).
I hope that you enjoy my singing and thank you in advance for listening!