We had the good fortune of connecting with Meghan Saletta and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Meghan, what’s your definition for success?
I define success as a life built around honoring my deepest values. Right now, these include: creativity, my relationships, environment (I live in Colorado and love the climate and access to nature here), movement (I am an avid runner) and rest.
Success for me looks like small intentional decisions (like writing for an hour each day) that build over time.
When I spend as much time and energy as is possible for me without burning out focused on writing and songwriting – bringing forth whatever I have to say and not leaving anything behind, I consider myself creatively successful and fulfilled.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I am a signer/songwriter and poet. I have been writing poetry since I was 8 years old and picked up songwriting a little later when I realized that songs were just poems set to a melody.
I attended Belmont University and obtained a BA in Songwriting. Spending time in Nashville learning from the best songwriters out there was key in helping me grow as an artist. It also allowed me to build relationships that support my career to this day.
Pursuing a creative career is difficult and comes with a lot of rejection. When faced with a “no”, I try to remember that rejection is really just redirection. There are many doors to knock on and the doors meant for you WILL open, it just takes awhile sometimes. Staying in the game and persisting is the most important thing.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
If my best friend was visiting Denver, we would start with grabbing coffee (specifically honey cinnamon oat milk lattes) at Wash Perk before enjoying a leisurely stroll around Washington Park, my favorite park in the city.
After that, we’d head to Boulder to Chautauqua Park and hike around the flatirons to our heart’s content.
For lunch, we’d head back to Denver and pick up sandwiches from Subculture in Capital Hill and eat them on a blanket at Cheeseman Park.
Then we’d nap and recharge before heading out to grab a beer at Denver Beer Co. (SoDo location) before an exquisite dinner at Sushi Den on Pearl Street.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
Shoutout to my incredible boyfriend Mike for his enthusiasm for all I create and for the way he generously shares and promotes my art! I can be incredibly shy in this regard and his support makes me feel re-energized, confident and appreciated.
Kim Carrier Chloe Camille