I Am Olithea
I was the coolest five year old on the planet. I laughed loudly, asked tons of questions, and the only thing that scared me were the spiders in my basement.
I loved to sing because it was fun. Nothing gave me more joy than to sing on my Barbie microphone for my captive stuffed animal audience.
I even remember the first time I found out I could be a singer. This word excited me. While other kids were dreaming of being doctors or lawyers, I knew I wanted to be a singer. In that moment something clicked. At the age of five I knew what I wanted to do for the rest of my life.
So, as most people do, I grew up. I studied music. I performed at some of the greatest concert halls NYC has to offer, as well as the tiniest dive bars with the cheapest drinks.
Along the way, I met wonderful people. Then, slowly something started to happen. I stopped asking questions, I was too busy to laugh, and I was filled with self doubt.
Everything began to scare me. I had lost that fearless child I once was, and longed for something more.
I turned to music, and in music I found my truth.
You know whats so great about music? It can speak to you and it can heal you if you let it. So I did.
With each lyric and each riff, I gained confidence. My musical journey was underway and I was ready.
Long Day’s Journey is not only positive, but a powerful vision on the path that, I believe, chose me.
When someone hears my music, I want them to take a moment to join me in my story, while also gaining the courage to tell their own.
I can only hope five year old Olithea is proud of me. I made it back where I belong. <3