Somehow, music discovered me at the age of 10 and took me on a decade voyage of gifted music and arts program. High school graduation and are awarded a 4-year full music scholarship to Bethune-Cookman College only to be informed – little girls don’t go off to college. So, what did I do? I enlisted in the United States Army. Community college was the interim following high school, but the Army allowed me to save myself from myself. During this journey, music continued to be a part of me, hereby creating opportunities of exposure and expansion. It propelled me to be placed in ongoing leadership roles which taught me accountability, responsibility and compassion. So many life lessons resulting to a gift. Ultimately I was realizing my truth, my story was providing the ongoing content to contribute and attribute at the table of discussion. Traveling by way of the U.S. Army afforded me to connect with different ethnicities, races, cultures, nationalities, demographics and more – all while discovering people just like me silently suffering within.
New exposure, new experience and CLUELESS! The cluelessness was diminishing, and new awakenings arose, resulting to the music that started crying out within. Music started ministering to me, particularly gospel music and in every area of my life. It unequivocally connected me to this Jesus that my mother searched for and connected with. I studied and learned of him; established a relationship and ultimately received Jesus as my Lord and Savior. This duo – Jesus and music – calmed the ongoing beast of depression and suicide that was my silent suffering within. Music further helped me to interpret and articulate life issues. I knew something else was brewing which further enabled me to fight for my life, likening to that little girl in her bedroom, who was island living with no fight. Rebirthing transpired when I decided to fight for my healing to live. In hindsight I started investing in and embracing my truth, how to manage it and used spiritual and holistic tools as an agent to demonstrate to me and others – if I am going to be here, I will LIVE and not die.