Today marks the completion of my first year on the scene! This year has been phenomenal. I have learned so much about the underground music scene in Miami, the industry, others, and most importantly MYSELF. I was able to work with, meet and gain knowledge from so many different individuals in the game. Some who were once in the same position as me, a rookie in the game, and others who are just like me, going hard to reach their dreams. I remember this time one year ago dropping my first post. Extremely anxious of the reactions I would receive from my peers. Thinking what the hell am I doing, is this really what I want? Am I ready for the blood, sweat, and tears that working towards your dreams brings? I also remember attending my first event, as Simply Annick, the music blogger. Shy as hell, thinking nobody knows or cares about whom this ‘Chick with the Fro’ is. Haha! As time progressed, I gained so much confidence in myself, what I had to offer, and my brand. I made a promise to myself starting this journey that I would stay true to myself at all times. As a female in the game, you have to go harder than the rest, remain conscious of the ones around you, carry yourself with respect, and remain strong-minded. I have also learned you can’t trust too many people with your dreams. Some will knock you, and ridicule, while others copy and take from you. But no matter what bump in the roads you come across keep pushing, in fact push harder. I had to learn the hard way that not all advice is good advice. Not everyone will support you like want them too, and strangers become your biggest supporters. I just have to keep pushing and reminding myself that nobody will ever believe in me and my dreams more than I do. As I start my new year, I am proud to say I am here to stay. I promise to remain genuine, humble and most importantly true to myself. I want to thank all my supporters; I truly from the bottom of my heart appreciate each and every one of you. From a like or retweet, to an encouraging text, or caring gesture. Thank you. I am still working hard on ‘The Simply Annick Project’ and today I will be releasing the first single! Striving for greatness, is a hard work road. It’s one of the hardest things you’ll ever do. But I know it’ll all be worth it. Nobody can ever take my passion from me. Say what you want but ‘I’m going hard, building an empire that all started with a blog’.
Peace, Love, and Music
- Simply Annick