Tuesday, 18 May 2010

We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams

I went to music school in Hollywood. I've always known that I wanted to be a musician: In my fifth grade yearbook, there is a section in the back where all the 5th graders in my class wrote one sentence describing what dreams we had for ourselves. While almost every kid's quote was "To go to UCLA/USC, get married and have two kids and a golden retriever named Scooter," mine was this: "To be a singer-piano player in one." No college specified (like a 10 year old really knows what University she wants to attend...in the same way we adopt our parents religions and political positions, we apparently also absorb their collegiate loyalties...need to please, anyone?). I have always been a dreamer, and I intend to keep it that way.

While at music school, I made some truly amazing friends, with whom I still keep in touch today. My friends Ryan and Justin's apartment was closest to school, and therefore became our clubhouse. We would make grilled cheese, listen to loud music, and talk about nothing and everything. The late night jam sessions were my favorite. We would all pick up an instrument, and play songs we all knew, or teach each other songs we'd written, and sing into the wee hours of the morning. No one ever complained about the noise, surprisingly enough. One such night, several sandwiches (and several beers, no doubt) in, we took down the giant corona bottle cap Justin and Ryan had hanging on the wall, and signed the back of it with a sharpie. We all joked that it would be worth a lot of money on Ebay one day. Now, five years later, each one of us is making a living sharing our gifts throughout the globe. Amazing, isn't it? Sometimes I forget to be in constant awe of that fact and then something jogs my memory, and I am blown away all over again. How did I get here? How did we get here?
NEVER NEVER NEVER forget about your dreams. We all have them. Keep working and living every day toward them, and for them. Things may not turn out exactly how you would have planned, but then again, you just may not be the only one doing the planning.


  1. I am so stalking your blog now haha. But anyway, thank you for sharing this. It definitely made me think about what I really wanted to achieve. You're definitely an inspiration. :)

    And P.S. Kudos to you and your friends for never letting the dream go!

  2. THanks Mayee, I'm glad you like it. Let your friends know about it too, if you feel so inclined! ;)

  3. WOOOW. u should release a book =D ur such a great writer. always love to read ur posts. love this post, love this blog, love you =D keep posting, I'll never forget my dreams ..

    *see you in 5 years ;)* hahahahah

  4. Love yOur blog follow mine as well if you like! Or we can do twitter @makeuupsamelia