In spirit of the closing of my second semester at Berklee College of Music, I'm here to speak about the amazing experience I've been blessed with this year. There are no words that can possibly express my gratitude, and I can say with complete honesty that these past seven months have changed my life in an extremely positive way.
I came to Berklee to study songwriting, and that's exactly what I'm doing. I declared my major halfway through my first semester and have been inspired by all of my peers and professors ever since. The opportunities that have presented themselves since I moved across the continent to pursue my dream are endless. I've made great and supportive friends, recorded original songs and covers, gone to amazing performances, filmed videos and got a job working on the Berklee stage crew - all while maintaining a GPA of 3.8.
I would be lying if I told you that it's easy. My days consist of running to and from class, consuming an unhealthy amount of coffee, working shifts at different venues around campus and trying to remember to eat in between it all. Some may look at this as stressful, but I can't imagine doing anything else. This is where I want to be.
As you may or may not know - this year Boston had an insanely cold and snowy winter. We were gifted with almost 100 inches of snow between January and February of 2015, and of course there was 'Juno'. The record breaking blizzard that hit the city in mid-January. Coming from BC where it's cool and rainy, I certainly wasn't ready for the -25 degree (celcius) weather and 50-80mph winds but I did enjoy cozying up in my room with some hot chocolate and Netflix.
Anyway, I just wanted to remind you all that I'm still alive and well and inspired! Stay tuned for some upcoming projects and new material. I've attached some photos of my neighbourhood in Boston to please your eyes.
Sending love and East Coast vibes. x
PS. I have a new instagram account for all of my musical endeavours. Feel free to follow! @phoenixlazaremusic