My mom likes to tell people that she knew I would be a singing from the time I was in pre-school. The story goes that I went to use the bathroom in the hallway of my Montessori school and, probably feeling lonely or wanting to fill the space, I started to sing Disney princess songs.
I wasn't aware that everyone in the front office and all the classrooms near the bathroom was able to hear my 3-year-old self passionately singing "I Can Show You The World." From then on, I was known as the Disney girl and I haven't stopped singing since.
After singing all through middle and high school in concert choir and show choir, I was determined to continue singing at UF, even if it meant auditioning and hearing the dreaded, "No." Having signed up for auditions in two a cappella groups before I even stepped foot on campus, I was clearly ready to go.
I always say that being a member of The Sedoctaves, UF's only all-female a cappella group, was meant to be. It's been the best part of my college experience thus far, and the three years I have spent in the group have been incredible. I love being able to tell people that I know how to beatbox, just for the look of surprise on their faces. We always joke that we would major in a cappella if we could. Sorry, public relations.