The girl behind it all, my go to @mayamaya707 #glamsquad
"There’s people with less talent than you making it, simply because they’re making music. A lot of artists don’t know melody and key and harmony, they just CREATE and if it sounds good it sounds good. Music is an art it’s supposed to be fun, of course it sounds GRAND when it’s technically sound but you’re not gonna get to make grand music with great producers till you show you’re an ARTIST not just a marketable singer”
This puts things in perspective. Enough with focusing on “success” but more focus on perfecting my craft. Most importantly, having fun doing it.
They said “becoming an artist isn’t easy. Asians have a hard time making it in the entertainment business.”
It sounds accurate, but who ever said I wanted easy? A young successful music manager said, “Everyone can have potential. It takes years of DEVELOPMENT.” So let’s develop.
A wise BFF shared her words with me.
Miss CA is coming up (June 23) & I’ve had my second thoughts on competing. You may think I’m crazy or unappreciative of the opportunity, but the reason I had my thoughts was because I was having a hard time defining who I am.
My focus has been so fixated on perfecting myself as a titleholder, daughter, employee etc. Not once did I step back and realize the focus should be on me. It’s as if I continue to follow & obey instructions without really doing what I think or feel is best for myself.
Looking back, my childhood and in school, I was taught to follow directions. If I did what was asked, and did it right I would be rewarded. Unfortunately that process still applies with my adult life. It’s as if everything that I am doing in my life is done because I was told to do so. The question that lies in mind is, “what does ANNA LISA want?” …
And as much as I may believe I know what I want, I second guess my choices only because they’re mine. But isn’t that a part of life? Trial & error? Finding out what works, what doesn’t, what you like, what you don’t, by trying and living life by your own choices? I think so.
Believing that your life should be in your control, makes me confident that although I took a detour, I can still find myself going towards the right direction on my trail. I’m honored to be Miss LA. I try to remind myself that ran for the position on my own without being told by anyone else. I should & will have that same attitude going into MISS CA because quite frankly it’s an opportunity for me to showcase my love for performance and run for a position to represent big dreamers & ambitious go getters. Let’s do this!