I write and record music, create music videos for those songs, and I design jewelry.
I wake up, drink coffee, eat breakfast, meditate, then begin recording songs. I may make a music or fashion friday video that day for YouTube, make and design some jewelry, or do an event. I sell my hand made jewelry at flea markets, and night life events. I am currently working Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood as a performing day job until my music and jewelry can support me completely.
Here's the first step for high school students
Knowing that wherever you're starting, you get better with hard work, and persistence. Persistence is key because it doesn't matter where you start but where you end up. If I had quit 3 or 4 years ago because my first songs didn't explode on the music scene, I wouldn't have songs coming out in a movie next year or have my first single out on iTunes right now. Hard work, persistence, confidence, and fearlessness.
"One of my best friends growing up came to my very first show as a solo music artist and said music wasn't for me and I should quit. But that same show I had someone tell me I was like a female Michael Jackson and they wanted my autograph. Perspective."