Life of a Rockstar
“If you sit down to write at the same time every day, the muse always knows where you are.” Francis Ford Coppola
One of the most interesting things about me--that without question has formed me into the person I am today--is my large family. I am the youngest of seven children. Six of us being girls, you know right off the bat I had to fight for breathing space in the bathroom mirror.
Being the baby sister made a huge impact on me. It forced me to push out of my comfort zone for any sort of independence, (e.g. moving away from home for college); it gave me a perspective of family relationships that is a testament to unconditional love; it made me kinder, more appreciative and yet someone who despises sharing; it provided--and continues to provide--me a home beyond four walls which knows no boundaries; and it has provided me with endless hours of laughter, anger, bickering, consoling, sharing, and enjoyment with many more to come.
As a young girl, I wrote books of poems--one of which I used to break up with a boyfriend--read books way past my bedtime, spent all of my allowance developing photos I had taken, and obsessed on song lyrics. Midway through college I switched my major from Literature to Politics and Legal Studies. I wrote long argumentative papers that challenged my range of knowledge and pushed my creativity to new limits.
Post college I entered the world of marriage and mommy-hood, which enlightened me to adult responsibilities and real world irony like nothing else I had ever witnessed. But neither sleep deprivation nor mommy-n-me could keep me away from the things I love--music, writing, reading, photography, video editing, shopping, fashion, food, fragrance and finding glamour in small places.
Always the one my family and friends turn to in a pinch for anything from a last minute wedding toast to a cunning or witty retort, I keep my cell phone close by for any and all vernacular emergencies. I am most likely to be heard singing off key to whatever is blaring in my ears on my Life of a Rock Star™ playlist. I am most likely to be seen shopping and gathering new finds. I am most likely to be found scouring the internet for new music, new bands, music news, videos and downloading more music on iTunes.
Aside from the occasional jaunt off to New York Fashion Week, my life isn’t so much different from any one else’s... I’m just an editor, writer, reviewer, travel blogger, foodie, cook, collector of recipes, restaurant connoisseur, Grey Goose devotee, fashion reporter, shopping expert, beauty and cosmetic junkie, jewelry addict, style slave, staunch iPhone user, music lover living and writing the alleged Life of a Rock Star.