I am a solo drummer, a lone woman at home, doing this for myself because I love it. However, it does feel very lonely sometimes. This journey is not what I thought it would be. I am not in a band. I do not play at the local restaurants or church. But, I have made a collection of music my way, collaborating with my drum teacher, my cheerleader, my friend. He never lets me stay in my box.
This contest is not about winning for me. It is about showing up and charting my progress. I am being honest about where I am in my drumming journey. I am enough. And because I persist, I get better every day and that is enough.
Thank you for listening and reading.