At school, my teachers always said “you have to create your own art”. Now, I don’t think they meant that I had to write my own musical or create a painting or something. They were just saying, keep busy and find a way to inspire yourself. If you’re lucky, something wonderful will come out of it. And if not, at least you tried. I didn’t really understand at the time. All I knew was I had to create something, because that was the “successful” thing to do. But I was extremely lucky. Before I even graduated, I had booked my #1 dream job: performing for Disney. I didn’t need to find ways to inspire myself: my job did that for me every single day, when I met a new child, or saw a mother tearing up in the first row while I sang “When You Wish Upon A Star”. Now, after 9 months working for this incredible company, I find myself back in Toronto.
That is why I’m writing this blog.
Though I hope and believe I will work for Disney again very soon, I’ve realized in the last few weeks that there is beauty in being open to every possibility. I’ve only just started my career and I already feel like I’ve had so many experiences that are worth sharing. Stories about swimming with sharks and hanging out with Mickey and meeting the most incredible people. So then I thought: I love to sing, I love to travel, I love to write. So why not do it all? I’m not saying I’m great at any of them, or that reading this blog will be a life changing thing for you. But by writing it, I get to share my stories, reminisce and just maybe, discover a few things about myself along the way. And that’s good enough for me.