I’ve been exposed to the glamor (musicians in the label going on tours, fancy studios, national broadcasts, interviews going viral on search engines or being broadcasted, getting to listen to about-to-be-released music before anyone else, being invited to child modelling gigs etc).
I could ask for anything (music lessons, travels, what I want for food, clothes, electronic gadgets, school I want to attend)… And money was never a reason why I couldn’t have something– thanks to the financial freedom that my dad’s business provided for our family.
So even when his label shut down, and my fairytale-like-childhood came to an end, I was set on becoming a musician that performed on some of the biggest stages… But without ever having to starve myself as I “make it”, and without anyone screwing me over due to a lack of education.
I started my own marketing agency for local businesses. I only slept 4 hours a day, and hustled through to build my business while juggling school and my part time job. I thought that it was just a sacrifice that I needed to make, like my dad did when he was building his business. It’s, honestly, all I’ve seen and known.