Road of Recovery
I've been singing and writing songs for as long as I can remember. During show and tell in elementary school, when the other kids brought toys and knick-knacks, I sang whatever song was on the radio. My first performance of an original piece happened by accident - in the 6th grade, students were picked at random to do the morning announcements over the intercom at school. When it was my turn, instead of reading the 'poem' I told them I would read, I sang the lyrics. I got involved with religion when I was probably 15 or 16. Nothing changed in my life, though - in fact, I spent my Sundays being the 'perfect' Christian and the rest of the week getting into trouble. I couldn't accept the fact that God loved me and had plans for me. I wanted to go my own way. So I did. I got married when I was 21 and thought that would save me - quit school to be a wife and working adult. When I realized I wasn't happy, I drank to try and change my circumstances. I drank more and more until I realized I couldn't stop. Until one day when I had to either change or die. And I wasn't willing to change me! But the Universe had other plans for me. I got sober and asked for help to change my life. And I got it! The music started once more in my heart, and I have been writing and singing ever since. In October 2006, I opened my business, Specially Yours Music. I continue to write music for ME as well, and it is my plan to release a full CD of original music by June 2008. I'm honored to be able to use the talents the Universe has given me and to contribute daily to All-That-Is - recovery ROCKS!