We had the good fortune of connecting with Amanda Hinds and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Amanda, what role has risk played in your life or career?
I think about risk taking as a good thing. If there is something I am trying to achieve something then I am willing to take the risk. Risk motivates me to work harder and keep going. It has helped me build up myself and build up thick skin. I’ve learned that I will fail a lot before I succeed and that is okay. I am not afraid to take risks. Many people call me brave and some say that I am doing too much but that is not how I see it. Taking risks benefited my life because that means I am commited to what I am focused on. I have no other choice but to push on and reach for the stars to get what I want out of life. I welcome risk taking.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
I am an aspiring musician and I hope to one day be able to sing on stage and record songs. I have not performed yet at any venues since I am still working on my craft but I am hoping to do that very soon. I write my own songs (none completed just yet haha). I am also a model and I love it so much. The artistry is so wonderful. And I am proud of myself for building my confidence to finally put myself out there. It took me years to build myself up and now I feel good about it. I got to where I am today because I decided that I needed to go with what my heart was telling me. I listined to my friends when they told me I have a talent for music. But it was definitely not easy. I had a lot of ups and downs. I was so undecisive. Originally, I had gone to college to be a graphic designer and I enjoyed creating products for people. However I still felt like something was missing. During that time as well I began voice lessons and my first voice teacher was at the littleton school of music. I was also practicing guitar (since highschool) and just starting piano. two years after I graduated college, I realized that is not what I want to do. It took me a long time to see that singing and making music is what I truly want to do with my life. I did a lot of soul digging to find what I desire. Today I have met so many wonderful creatives and professional musicians who have been kind enough to help guide me into the musical direction I want to be in. If it’s one thing I learned along the way, is to follow my heart no matter what.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would definitely take them downtown because that is where the fun is! The 16th street strip is filled with musicians and carriages that will wisk us away into the evening. We would eat at my favorite local ramen spot called Sera’s Ramen Enclave. I would take them to some of the beautiful outdoors spots: Red Rocks, Kenosha Pass, Pike National Forest, Tarryal Resevoir, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, etc. An interesting place to check out would be Blush and Blu kareoke bar.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I want to thank my family for always encouraging me and raising me to work hard and give 110% of everything in life. I want to thank my many friends for supporting me and seeing potential in me when I did not see it in myself at first. To my music teachers I had in the past, who brought out my voice, thank you, I will never forget.
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