Deciding to pursue an artistic or creative career path isn’t for the faint of heart.  Challenges will abound, but so many of the artists we speak with couldn’t be happier with their choice.  So, we asked them about how they made the decision in the first place.

Emilia Garth | Singer & Yoga Instructor

I remember singing before I could even pronounce words correctly as a toddler. I continued singing my whole life except for a few years when I focused more on dancing as a career. I feel like I got into the game late though- up until a couple of years ago, my routine was a 9-5 and then I’d sing on the side. In 2018, I quit my full time job and went to India. During that journey, I heard the call loud and clear to release my music into the world. I couldn’t run away from my dream anymore. Before that, I had releases with my band members from the Miami house music trio Dsided, a Brazilian rap group 3030, and a Colombian rock artist, AJ Rua, but I finally felt ready to release something with my own name on it. I felt like the time had come for me to step up and share a piece of my soul with the world through music. Read more>>

Robyn Marie Lamp | Operatic Soprano

I’ve always been involved in the performing arts. I played the third angel from the left in every church cantata/play. I sang in choruses and prepared solos for competitions in middle school. I marched in the colorguard/band in high school, while also singing in chorus and being involved in the musicals every semester. I LOVED being in front of an audience. I loved the feeling I got while performing. So I chased that. I went to college and studied all things music. Theory. History. Languages. Acting. Directing. And most important of them all to me, voice. I took weekly voice lessons for ten years before I finally felt like I had control over my voice and it would do what I asked of it. I attempted to quit performing on multiple occasions to pursue a more financially lucrative and stable career, but I would always end up depressed and would run back to my career in performing. Read more>>

Paul O’Meara | Digital Marketing Expert

I was always an artist, a painter to be specific, but when I was introduced to graphic design, copywriting, and website design in 2010, I felt there was so much more I could learn and do in the digital space, essentially creating a digital art gallery where every work I completed became a new art piece, a place in the world that allowed me to use my artistic abilities in a very marketable way. Read more>>