I hate static electricity and mosquitoes. I love chuck taylors and guacamole. This all started in a mid-western living room, watching Lawrence Welk re-runs. I guess (I mean I know) it was the girls wearing pretty dresses. That was my first concern.
But they were also smiling really big, singing really cheesy songs...and there was a bubble machine at the end of it all. I was hooked. That was my fate, I decided. I was close. I took a detour, to Berklee College of Music.
It was there that I got scared and brave at the same time. I learned more than I ever thought possible, doubted myself more than I ever had before, and started to truly believe that anything was possible, all at the same time. After graduation, a fleeting bout of practicality led me to New York City, working for one of the largest music companies in the world. I was still operating under the belief system that I needed to act safe, make guaranteed money, and work hard.
Looking back, I can see that I only had one out of the three right. After years of thinking it was pretty normal to cry during every musical performance I attended (now affectionately known as jealous tears), I had a wake-up call. An epiphany, if you will. And when it happened, there was no turning back.
If I told you how close to a bolt of lightening it felt, you wouldn't believe me. But if and when you experience your own, you'll know. Turns out I had been running away from what scared me the most...and what, coincidently, was most important to me. Once I realized that, it was pretty easy to quit my nine-to-five and start planning. I took a little break to write my first EP, flew out to L.A.
to record it, and the rest is all happening as we speak. I believe that everything falls into place if you are following your heart. So, here's to hoping we really can be anything we want to be when we grow up :)" - Lauren Zettler *Official website: http://www.laurenzettler.com *Official myspace: http://www.myspace.com/laurenzettler Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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