Welcome to the very first Tea and Honey Tuesday! I am not a blogger, I have no idea how to blog, so this should be fun. So let’s start with an introduction! My name is Michaella Costa, I am 19 years old, and I love writing/composing music and sharing it with others. Music is a passion of mine, but unfortunately I'm not fond of the work ethic behind it. I don’t know how to explain it. I’ve lived a very comfortable life, I’ve never had to challenge or discipline myself, but I’m learning. I’ve been learning that I’m naturally a lazy person that doesn’t know how to work hard, but I’ve got myself an adorable planner to help me organize my days, and you will all see me become a hard-working and very self-disciplined person!!! And as I’ve been taking this past year off pursuing a career as a singer songwriter, I’ve learned something: music is everywhere. Ugh, so cliché I know. Everything about this intro is so cliché!!! But seriously if you think about it, music is everywhere!! In movies, in television shows, in art classes at school, in a jingle you hear as you walk down the street, sending waves out the car radio while muddling through a congested freeway. It raises our quality of living, and enhances our daily experiences. And it influences us so much. It’s amazing how certain music can make us feel a certain way. I just recently saw this funny video where they took out the score in the last part of the star wars scene, and it turned a heroic, happy ending into an awkward, hilarious moment with just a bunch of characters in costume. So yes, I’d say music is extremely important.

               My favorite part in music with lyrics is the honesty. Well, at least, with true artists that aren’t scrambling around for the next big buck and singing about the booty. I love hearing what a true artist has on their heart. I love reading between the lines and trying to decipher what situation that author was in that inspired them to create their song. A song is a manifestation of the soul, I truly believe that, and that’s what I try to create with my music. My music is my personal diary for the world to hear, I’m literally an open book. It’s a very vulnerable thing to perform, but I love making those kinds of connections with people. I have no idea why, but whenever I’m up on stage I have this strange notion that me and the audience are in on it together, so I’m irrationally honest with them. I feel like I can tell them anything.

               I’m naturally a goofy person, no, I don’t do it on purpose, but I’m finally embracing it! I’m that person that loves humor, and wishes so much to be naturally witty, but trying to be clever in less than 10 minutes is not my forte. My deliveries of punch lines always fall flat, but I’ve learned that people laugh more at myself than when I’m trying to be funny, and I’ve come to love making people laugh at my own expense, so there! I’m naturally so funny that trying would just ruin it! So that’s what this paragraph was for I guess, letting you know that I love to laugh, and that I’m awkward. You’re welcome.

               I’d love for you to be a part of this journey. I’d love for you to help me grow and listen to my random anecdotes and talk about the interesting things that go on in my brain. My goal for this blog is to have a Tea and Honey Tuesday post every other week. You’ll never know what I’ll talk about; I could be talking about a random horse in my dreams named Bathtub (stay tuned for that fun tale), and the next thing you know I’ll be talking about my songs and their backstories. But thank you for reading, and keep an eye out for another post in two weeks!



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