What does it mean to "succeed" or "fail" as a singer?
I spent a lot of my life afraid to sing and thinking I wasn’t good enough.
I didn’t take the road of the pop singer or the musical theatre star, auditioning and following my dreams.
I self sabotaged and hid. For more years than I’d like to admit.
Then God intervened. I met amazing voice coach sherpas who lead me on a spiritual journey.
I learned how to express myself fully. My song became my freedom. I went back to get my degree in music therapy to study the psychology of singing.
Did I fail to be a pop star? Definitely.
Did I fail to be a singer? No, I did not.
I was victorious.
You might be reading this, working a 9-5 job, disappointed that you failed to make a career in music.
I get that. That’s real, and something to be grieved.
It’s not too late to be a singer.
Your voice is always there waiting for your return.
And thanks to the internet and singing competitions, it’s still possible to find success, whether or not you’ve already failed.
You deserve to come home to your voice, and heal your relationship with singing.
Your failure doesn’t have to be the end of your story.
Pictured: Darlene Love. Watch “20 ft from Stardom” and hear her comeback story for inspiration ❤️