Typically, I post about books, updates and my favorite subject: zombies. Today I am going to write about something a little different, music and family. As a writer, I have a deep appreciation for all the arts.
Writing is something that I’ve always loved, but I didn’t really know that it was my calling until more than a decade into adulthood. The same is not true for my cousin, Justin Su’esu’e. He’s known that he was a performer from a very young age. He joined the Youth Entertainment Stage Company as a kid and hasn’t looked back since. Music has always filled his home and his heart. After high school, he pushed forward and attended Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey. I attended his graduation this past May and couldn’t be more proud of the accolades bestowed upon him including graduating with a bachelor’s degree in music for vocal performance, as class president.
His accomplishments only prove to me that if you stick to your goals, you can achieve them. Whether you dream of showing your art in a gallery one day, acting on stage, or publishing that book that you've always wanted to write, if you follow the path, it can make your dream a reality. Now, if your dream is to one day be a duck...sorry, I think you might be out of luck on that one.
I am inspired by Justin and many others in my life that are making their dreams come true.
Tonight, I attended a fabulous farewell recital for Justin (he's a Tenor) at our local college, here in Central California. His performance was stunning, emotionally charged and dedicated to his late parents. As Justin moves on to the next phase of his life, which is attending graduate school at the University of Southern California, I can only wish him much success in all his endeavors and promise that he will always have a fan in me. His college years have presented so many opportunities for him thus far. I cannot wait to see what the next few years have in store for him. It may be because he’s family, or it may be because he has both natural and hard-earned talent, but I have a feeling that Justin will do great things with his voice.
Music lovers, he’s one to keep an eye on.
Thanks for stopping by! Jeannie Rae out.
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I am Jeannie Rae, not so plain & almost never simple. A person who is just as flawed as I am skilled. One who loves my family with all my heart in good times and in bad – through celebrations & times of tremendous grief, achievements and disagreements. A woman who knows how short