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Dear Forest Fam,

I am writing this with the hope that maybe one out of the tens of thousands of beautiful souls here is looking to bless someone with a miracle. I came to the Forest for many reasons, but a big one is that, well, I’m looking for a miracle! And I can’t think of a better place to look for one than this Forest 💜


You see, I’ve recently undergone a massive metamorphosis (which is nowhere near complete!) that’s dramatically altered the way I view myself, my life, my art, and my potential - not to mention the potential of everyone around me! The result is that now I have dreams that are bigger than what I can accomplish on my own, dreams that I wholeheartedly believe are meant for me to live out.


Music has been my entire life for as long as I can remember, but for the majority of my life, I struggled immensely with self-confidence and I didn’t have a growth mindset. So I didn’t allow myself to actually PURSUE music as a life path, and thus, I was becoming more and more dead inside.


I spent the past few years struggling with chronic illness and shitty mental health, and finally reached a breaking point last fall where I walked away from my job as a public school music teacher and made the decision to throw myself wholeheartedly into my music career. 


Since then, I’ve been healing my body, mind, and soul at the speed of light and feeling more and more aligned as the days go by. I’m playing tons of gigs and practicing like crazy so I can grow into the kind of person who is cut out for this life I deeply desire. A life where I get to impact people with my music.


I’ve also been teaching other like-minded souls how to create their own music! I’m on a mission to empower as many people as possible with all the different tools they need so they can experience the healing, growth, self-expression, and inner peace that sharing the music from one’s soul can bring. (If that sounds like something you’re interested in, you can join my FB group here! I’ve been doing free live trainings every week and giving away all kinds of freebies as I create more and more resources to share!)


So where does the miracle come in??


Well, in the midst of my shitty last couple years, I poured all of myself into an album that I’m really really proud of, called Violets Bloom. It’s not a happy album. It’s a really vulnerable piece of my soul and I am dying to get it out into the world where others can connect with it. I am wholeheartedly convinced that if I do it right and make this album as good as it can possibly be, it will not only have a huge impact on the trajectory of my life and dreams, but more importantly, it will help someone out there. Hopefully many people! 


As of right now, I have fully orchestrated demos of every song with sheet music for a string quartet, a brass trio, and a choir ready to go. I found a studio/producer who deeply understands my vision and who I wholeheartedly trust with the project. He‘s got access to the most incredible studio musicians I could possibly ask for. I seriously cannot WAIT to get started!!


I launched a Kickstarter about a month ago to help make this happen - on my birthday actually! I’ve never been good at asking for help or even accepting it when it’s offered, and if it wasn’t for the spiritual journey I’ve been on over the past 6 months or so, I never ever would have even DREAMED that I could raise any money just by asking people for their support. 


But the new me is starting to realize that the universe is an abundant place and there are SO many beautiful people in this who would love to help me - but they can’t if they don’t know I exist.


As of right now, I am about halfway to my goal. And the last day of the campaign is SUNDAY (6/23)!!! 


If you aren’t familiar, Kickstarter has a policy where if you don’t meet your full goal, all pledges are cancelled and you lose EVERYTHING 😞 


So for these last couple days, I am just trying to get as many eyes and ears on my campaign, my story, and my music as possible. 


I know money is tight for a lot of us and the last thing I want is to beg or plead or pressure anyone to offer help they cannot afford to give. If you ARE in a place of financial abundance though, and you’re walking around this forest looking to bless someone with a miracle, I would be eternally grateful for any amount of support you feel compelled to offer. 


Spreading the word about my campaign, my music, and my story is also greatly appreciated whether you’re able to help financially or not. I’m ready to accept whatever happens on Sunday but I’m not giving up yet, and I’ll be working on spreading the word up until the very last minute 💚💙💜


Thank you so much for reading this far. If you are interested in hearing more of my story or learning more about my album project, you can check out the Kickstarter campaign here.

I hope you have the happiest Forest and find whatever you're looking for in the Forest 💜


💚 Mar

You can learn more about my story here:

You can also hear a midnight performance of my favorite song on the album (my favorite song I’ve ever written actually!) here:

And if you want to follow along with my progress, here are all the places you can find me online beyond this website 💜


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