See that girl above? She’s standing on a hill in Helsinki, Finland, and she’s going to leave her home tomorrow. The city, the country, family and friends, everything. Pretty big, huh? And guess what, she’s only 18 years old! But I wouldn’t worry about her, it’s pretty obvious she’s ready to go… or well, at least she’s obviously super excited about it. To be honest, she’s also a bit nervous. To be perfectly honest, she’s actually freaking out right now, ’cause it’s the CRAZIEST THING EVER HAPPENED TO HER, EVER, but you know, I still wouldn’t be worried.
First of all, during the past year, she's had quite a lot of experience with crazy things happening to her already. With having practically no previous experience in performing to big audiences, she sang her own song together with a famous actor in front of TV cameras and almost 2000 people at The Orpheum Theater in LA, and yes, survived. She performed another one at Sundance Film Festival with the same actor, still didn't die. She watched how these songs were featured as segments on a TV show that was aired in the US and no, her brain didn't explode (not literally at least). All this because she dared to start sharing music online two years ago on a site called hitrecord.org. So yeah, you'd think she'd be pretty used to crazy things by now.
Also, she’s got this thing. A passion, a dream, an obsession, call it what you want, but it’s been burning her all her life: Music. Music, music, music. Writing, singing, composing, playing, remixing, you name it, she loves it. And this love drives her on. For years the thought of a future where she could make a living by making music was only a daydream, something too wonderful to ever be possible. But after everything that happened during the past year, these daydreams have slowly but steadily started to seem a bit more reachable.
So, could we get to the point already, please? Well, during her adventures she made some new friends and these friends want to help her on her career. And so now this girl is leaving to an adventure to New York, The Big Apple, to make her first album and hopefully start her journey towards turning those daydreams into reality!
Oh yeah, and by the way, that girl is me.
This blog will be my diary, a way to keep my head together with all the crazy changes that are about to happen in my life, and not to mention, a way to share this story with all the family and friends, old and new, from all around. Anyone who’s interested, join the adventure! :)
So with these words, see you in September, Helsinki! This bird is flying to the West!