The Quest for Control

I asked the photograhper if I could keep the dress...He said no...SO I decided not to smile and ruin the picture. I was 5 years old. The photographer thought it was funny, my parents thought it was funny....me? I was pissed and wanted to scream. I still remember taking that picture and how unbelievibly tight … Continue reading The Quest for Control

The Day I Figured Out Why

In June 2014 I worked as a direct care staff at a childcare agency. That's when I figured out why... To be there for kids that have been through unspeakable things. Late one night when I was in a cottage, a teenage girl was curled up in the bottom of a big book shelf and … Continue reading The Day I Figured Out Why

Strawberry Wine

I remember the first time I sang in front of people. I was thirteen years old auditioning for the Colgate Country Showdown. The first song I sang was "Strawberry Wine" by Deana Carter, and the second song I sang was "He Gets That From Me" by Reba McEntire. I remember when the audio guy handed … Continue reading Strawberry Wine