“Ugh, there were so many things the insecure teenager me…

“Ugh, there were so many things the insecure teenager me overcame, but coming from high school and home, I could count on one hand how many people I called friends and those that had an opinion of me. Stepping on that X Factor stage, the numbers tripled on both ends. It was challenging to balance what’s grounded me, at home and who I was at work. But thanks to my rock — my family — they continually remind me of how this all came about.”