“ All of these lines across my face tell you the story of who I am so many stories of where I’ve been and how I got to where I am.”
I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t a writer, reading, writing stories, poems or journaling my deepest thoughts. Any way I could find a way to put pen to paper, god seemed to help me find the words. In the same token music has found a way into my heart just as writing has and after pursuing other avenues, and feeling unfulfilled, music and writing sort of found me.
I have always loved music and writing but never knew how to combine the two until I discovered the music of Vertical Horizon. I can’t tell you how I really got to this point except I heard the music and followed it. Through Vertical Horizon’s music, I not only discovered great music but found a way to connect to music like I never had before and it was in that connection to the music and to them that I found my passion, that I found myself. Sometimes one decision can change your life and in my case it has following my gut, taking a leap of faith has taken me on amazing journeys and adventures I never could imagined and greater than I ever could have dreamed possible. They are the band that has changed my life forever because they are the band that started my career as a music journalist. Twelve years later, I have been able to meet new and interesting people and bands and make friends that will last a lifetime. I have worked as a staff writer, reviewer, Associate Editor, PR Coordinator and Blogger and within that time, things have come full circle.
I have been able to work with the band professionally both as a journalist and roadie. I believe everything happens for a reason and this band has brought me so much joy and opportunity and proved to me that some of the greatest gifts in life are the ones you never see coming.