My parents are, respectively, a tax attorney and a CPA. My
relatives are all accountants. Growing up, I was part of the advanced math track. You've seen Mean Girls, right? Yeah, I was a Mathlete.
You can only imagine how thrilled
my parents were when I told them I wanted to pursue music as a career.
I got a lot of arched eyebrows.
A lot of disapproving stares. "How are you going to make money doing that?" became a frequent topic of holiday conversation. However, I was sure that music was my calling. That, no matter
how difficult the path was, I would eventually navigate it and make a career for myself.
To fight the
skepticism, I hunkered down on a barstool in my mother's kitchen and jotted the lyrics to "I Could Be Good" in my math notebook.