I went through a harrowing early 20's. I really didn't expect to be alive right now. Finding strength in pain and finding my God given gift in music has brought joy into every day of my life. Knowing that I'll be dead sooner than later inspires me to be kind, thankful and ambitious. Life is a tremendous gift if you allow it to shape you in every way. Using both happiness and pain as catharsis allows me to live a full life, and one that I'm grateful to have.