q & a
For Climb 365, we were given the following questions to answer about ourselves as a way for the followers to get to know us a little better... so here goes!
Em mostly, but Skemma or Skemma Lee by my family
I simply want to be known as myself! And who knows how many different titles I could take on between now and the "future"...
BY 2016 I WILL...
Be touring and playing music and singing all over the place- I will be meeting tons of new people and making my life an adventure
WHEN I AM ALONE I...
THINK!! I think way too much- I always say I'm never bored when I'm alone because I always have my thoughts to keep me occupied.
But usually I can be found singing, playing & recording, going for a run, or doing something outside
THE BEST ADVICE I CAN GIVE WOULD BE...
The sooner you are comfortable with who you are and what you want out of life, the better. And once you figure out what that is- don't let anyone or anything get in your way of pursuing it!! It's YOUR life, so don't apologize for going after what you want. You only have this one chance.
I WISH I MADE MORE TIME TO...
Write music, travel and spend quality time with people I can't see often
WHAT IS THE THING YOU ARE MOST PROUD OF?
I'm most proud of my courage. I'm not afraid of very much, and I believe that it comes down to mind over matter more than anything else- in a given situation, decision making, etc. I try to make sure I think affirmative thoughts versus negative. I also have come to a place in life where I truly don't care what other people think (in the nicest way possible). It's useless to allow someone else's thoughts, opinions or perceptions in any way change, hurt or affect you.
WHERE CAN WE FIND YOU ON A FRIDAY NIGHT?
There are a number of equally likely answers to this... The first one being that I would be singing somewhere if I'm booked that night. Secondly, If I'm tired and feeling low-key, you can find me hanging out with my family, probably having dinner on our back deck and going to a movie. Lastly, if I have some energy left to burn from the work week, I'll be at a karaoke bar with friends, drinking whatever beer is on special and singing a number of Rock n Roll songs at the top of my lungs.
WHO IS THE MOST INSPIRATIONAL WOMAN YOU KNOW?
That's not hard- my mom. I have wanted to be like her since I can't remember- she is strong, confident, funny, caring and smart (and totally artistic). She fought and beat breast cancer, and now runs an entire non-profit organization that benefits local breast cancer patients, while mentoring so many newly diagnosed women at the same time. I guarantee I'm not the only person who would name her as the most inspirational woman they know.
IF YOU WERE GIVEN MONEY TO SPEND AT ONE STORE, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
I would take it to the music store buy myself a new acoustic guitar (mine is NOT that great, and I could definitely benefit from a better one!) And if the sky's the limit, I'd get a baby grand piano and state of the art equipment for an in-home recording studio... why not?