There's a lot that can be written in this session. It feels strange to be writing about my journey, and it seems odd to imagine that this is going to be shared with a lot of people.
Well.. here it goes...
Hi, I'm Gabi, I'm 19 years old and am Brazilian. I moved to the UK in 2019.
This change has allowed me to study at an international school, and has provided me the space to a major self-growth.
During lockdown, I decided to go back with piano lessons and music theory. Which I had dropped when I moved, since at the time, I didn't think it was worth the try.
I had given up on music, I didn't think I was good enough. My insecurities and lack of self-knowledge made me put my dream aside.
However, after experiencing a lot of emotions and struggling with my mental health, I had a lot to say, a lot to imagine. So I started writing songs again. Sad, happy, frustrated, angry. Every emotion that is humanly possible to feel. I wrote it all down.
Northern Lights was the first song I wrote that actually gave me hope. Because that's what the song is about. Hope. The hope that someday I will be on top of the world. I was going through a very rough time and being distracted in the world of music truly saved me.
It is a complete honour to have the opportunity to share all these feelings that have been trapped inside of me. Feelings that everyone can relate to.
My feelings are your feelings. My music is your music. My heart is your heart.
If there is one thing I have learned throughout this journey is to have faith that things will work out.
When you are born to do something, the universe conspires for it to happen. So.. Keep it up. It will all be worth it - don't let anyone tell you otherwise.