A little known fact about me is that I was an emergency birth, and had I been born a little later, I would likely have been paralyzed. Although I was not physically paralyzed, for a large portion of my life I did find myself paralyzed by anxiety. In short, at 11, I was diagnosed with an anxiety disorder and was sent on a long journey of three steps forward and two steps back, but a journey where I began to know the Lord’s heart - which is where writing comes in.
I don’t remember ever sitting down and deciding to write a song one day. However, I do remember being a wildly anxious middle schooler learning to pray – sometimes those prayers just happened to be underscored with the few simple chords I was learning in piano lessons.
As I’ve gotten older, I’ve increasingly missed that space I found at 11. I was so anxious, but man was I so honest. My debut single, Honest Again, is all about just that – refinding a home in the Lord’s heart, which sometimes simply looks like giving Him my “God, I’m sad”s. My hope is that it creates a space for you to be honest too.