December 18, 2012

Greatest Love.


This blog post has nothing to do with fashion, or my hair.


This post has everything to do with my love for music. And not just my appreciation for music, but my passion to pursue my own personal music journey.

I can't think back to a time when music wasn't a part of my life. Some of you may not know (although I am sure you can gather from these photos), that I am a musician. I am a singer/songwriter/composer. I've been singing since I was 3 years old, I went to a performing arts high school where I majored in vocal music, and I went off to a prestigious music school for college called Berklee College of Music, where I graduated with two degrees in Songwriting and Music Business.

So it's safe to say I take music pretty seriously.


Ever since I was a little girl, I knew I wanted to be a performer. I've always been a confident gal, lively, full of personality, so willing to be the center of attention (lol), but once I got to college, my goals shifted. I really got into the business side of music and decided then that I no longer wanted to perform. I'd rather be the business behind the brand, the brains of the operation, that sort of thing.

Meanwhile, I still took my songwriting courses, and continued to write music, and gigged here and there, but only for fun. I told myself I wanted not to perform my own music, but rather, write for other performers. I figured I would get the same satisfaction just working in the music industry, rather than performing in the music industry.

I was wrong.

Self doubt. Lack of confidence. How could I be such a confident person, but not be confident enough to pursue my true dreams? I shake my head as I write this, because I can't believe I allowed myself to push myself this far away from the one thing I know I feel completely sound in doing.  Had my fear of not being successful steered me away? Or thinking that I wasn't as talented as my friends? Not being able to hide behind any guard, my music is a true reflection of who I am, this truly scared me.

But that is no longer. I am here to state that I am taking myself seriously as a musician again, and will compose AND perform. I mentioned a few months back that I am moving to New York City next summer, and I totally plan to get a band together, gig, make music, and be happy. Because this is what I want to do!


We all have fears and doubts, especially young 20 somethings living in this economy/country where times are the hardest they have been in our whole lives. Steadily trying to fit in, or stand out, attempting get ahead in the world, or even to just stay afloat. It's tough.

But if I can give any advice to you I'd say, GO FOR IT. Who's stopping you, but you? One quote I have mentioned on this blog, in this post, speaks to me often, so I feel the need to mention it again.

"Everything you want to be you already are, and you are on the path to discovering it." -Alicia Keys

This is my path. I was born to do this, and I will do it. 2013 is weeks away, and best believe I will be releasing my music then. I hope that you all will support me on my journey, and know that now is the time to pursue your dreams as well. Don't give up, or settle for something less greater than worth. You owe yourself the best out there!!


Thanks for reading, and thanks for your support,

-Kris

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26 comments:

  1. love this post kris. very inspiring! DO IT!

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  2. I needed this this morning, and probably every morning since I started at Berklee, as do many musicians out here. Thank you for posting this and being not only a hair and fashion King! but also a constant inspiration. I cannot wait to buy your art and strengthen my collection. The journey will continue to be beautiful. Enjoy it!

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  3. Good luck with your album release. I'd love to hear your music. You have such a beautiful spirit.

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  4. Looking forward to following your journey! I wanted to be an artist when I was younger but I too lacked confidence in my abilities. Wish I had realized sooner that I was my biggest obstacle. I wish you the absolute very best in your pursuits and I look forward to buying your albums one day soon.:)

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  5. As a mother with a daughter who's passion is music (she plays the piano), I want to encourage you to NEVER give up on your dream. People will tell you that you aren't good enough, people won't understand your vision but you have to always remain true to yourself. Don't ever sell out and don't ever waste your God given gift! btw - you are so beautiful! Kiah

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  6. This is amazing! I've been the same way about fashion. I've been scared to do what I love because of time, what others are doing and fear. I'm also a music lover! I love to sing and plan on taking an intro course to Guitar playing. Maybe I could be in your band..lol I'm in NY! (maybe not) But I'd love to watch you guys practice and maybe learn from you! Great post! Follow your dreams!

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  7. Thanks for this Kris. I have always loved your beautiful voice, and I'm glad you are going back in there for the new year, cuz I'll be looking forward to hearing your first release. Keep doing it big. Muah. Mario.

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  8. Hello! I just came across your blog, and I love it! I’ve
    decided to follow you! If you get a minute, I’d love to know what you think of
    my latest outfit post! While you’re visiting, follow along so we can keep in
    touch! :)

    xo, elle from Living
    in Color.

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  9. Yes and more yes thank you. Please stay with it... music needs you and your passion and CRAZY TALENT just as much as you need it. I am confident that you are going to kill it, as you kinda tend to kill EVERYthing you pursue. And that snatchee' chante'd hair can't hurt the cause girl! lmao

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  10. Aww, i really like your blog
    and hair as well :D wish i had those. Now following xx

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  11. You look so pretty- love your lipstick and hair!!

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  12. Love you, and I will! :)

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  13. I love you! Thanks Quisia, and I will help you on your journey as best I can. I appreciate your support! xo

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  14. Thanks Monique! I appreciate the kind words!

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  15. Thank you so much Rhonda! Your words are so encouraging! :)

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  16. Wow, thank you for sharing this. Thank you Kiah, I will certainly not give up!! I appreciate it!

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  17. Ayy! Thanks girl, and you go for it too!!

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  18. Thanks Mario! Thanks for the support! :)

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  19. Love you haha you and your "phrases." Thanks for the support girlie!

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  20. Thanks Vanessa! Welcome! :) xo

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  21. Thank you so much! :)

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  22. Fashion and your hair is always be your part, I feel you a bit about this thing, but the most important you have faith in you, that everything you do is for the good and believe that it will bring you into life process that makes you a better person from time to time and now wake up, starting make it happen :)

    By the way, Happy new year girl, wishing you blessed and best year ahead.

    Herdiana Surachman

    DELUXSHONIST | TWITTER | BLOGLOVIN | D'HOMME | D'FEMME

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  23. That's the spirit...you go girl!!

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  24. good luck with everything girl! gorgeous hair as usual! :)

    Chioma


    C's Evolution of Style

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  25. Thank you so much! Happy New Year to you!

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  26. You are so adorable!




    Greta post love!

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