It’s finally here!! Wow, I cannot believe I’m actually releasing this! I started making this album in January and have been holding it since then and now to be releasing it all just feels surreal!
Just watch one, watch whatever stands out to you or watch what speaks to your heart and soul! Please comment with your thoughts, I’d truly love to hear and it would mean a lot to me! Each video is what you Dare To Be – so keep that in mind while you’re watching! Dive In and Enjoy!!!! 1. Joyous – 1:51
Joyous was the first video I made for this album. I was kind of in a weird mood mentally and going through some personal stuff, so I was like, “Just make a video, you’ll feel better.” And Joyous was born! This video is about daring to be joyous no matter who’s hurt you, who’s in your life or whatever you’re going through. You deserve your joy more than anyone else!! 2. Strong – 1:52
I made Strong a day after I made Joyous. There’s such a divine balance of being joyous but at the same time being strong; because you have to be strong to feel joy no matter what you’re going through. Strength is a broad topic, but I feel this video captures it well. In a world where the darkness wants you to go crazy, it is always within us to be strong. 3. Vulnerable – 2:03
There’s a slide in Strong that talks about vulnerability, and that is what inspired this video. I think there is a huge misconception when it comes to vulnerability, it is not weak, it is one of the largest forms of strength. I really hope this video inspires you to be vulnerable and to get to know your emotions; this video is close to my heart. 4. A Dreamer, A Believer – 2:12
A Dreamer, A Believer is kind of a magical video for me. I had this idea from the beginning of this project. Dreams carry so much meaning to me and belief, oh I could go on and on. I think these two things, dreams and belief, go so well together. And the song is beautiful, funny enough the song is called “Dream On”. The Universe is so cool! 5. My True Self – 2:09
My True Self is such a relatable video; I’ve gone through a hell of a journey to get to a place to be my true self no matter who or what comes my way! That journey was tough, but I wouldn’t trade it for the world. I hope this video inspires you to give yourself a little love and to truly shine as the beautiful, authentic soul you are!! On a whole other note – I love the music in this video, it’s very mysterious! Shout out to my Coach here, this album is a little tribute to him. I tried to wait till his birthday in July to release this album, but I couldn’t make it! He passed away in 2017, but he will forever be a big part in my journey and in becoming my true self. 6. Kind – 1:59
I was in a funky mood before making this video, but I knew I’d feel so much better once I made it. This is such a raw video because as I was making it, personal experiences were being flashed through my mind. I really loved the way this video turned out, there are a lot of fun slides. The music is spot on, I was actually trying to click a different song but, this song turned on and it was the perfect choice! Thank you Universe!! 7. Silent – 1:58
After I made Kind, I sort of took a break from making videos. I really got into a writing phase and videos took a back seat for a while, but, that strange feeling inside stirred up and let me know that it was time to make another video! I love this video because silence has an odd reputation and I wanted to make my mark on it. Silence is where some of my deepest growth has come, its where I’ve gotten to know my soul and it is where I feel my most at home. The music is definitely different, the video is called Silent, so, I didn’t want the music to be too crazy and this song just seemed to fit!! 8. A Leader – 1:56
I made this video a day after I made Silent. I knew I should do a video about being a leader, but, as I was starting it I had second thoughts! 😂 A Leader is such a broad topic, I didn’t know if I could cover it all in one video. In the end, I actually really like this video and I think it talks about so many different types of leaders. The music is one of my favorites in the album, it is just so soothing. 9. Pure – 1:58
This video was so tough to make, I was stuck on certain slides for what felt like hours! I think Pure is a topic I don’t often write about and that made it more challenging. I also love the challenge for it gave me new perspectives on purity. I love the way this video turned out and the music is just perfect. It was tricky to make this video different from My True Self because these are very similar topics but also, quite different. Purity comes from the heart and I hope I captured that essence purely!! 😂 10. Creative – 2:14
This video is definitely different from the rest! It is a collage of some of my quotes from a certain time, and I left the effects out of this video for a reason. This video is about being creative and letting the creator in you shine, so I wanted the quotes and their specific designs to purely stand out, not the effects. The purpose of this video is to give you that little nudge to go create something, whether it’s writing, graphic design, drawing, painting, building, crafting or whatever; GO DO IT!!!! Creativity is within us all and when we access it, our vibration automatically recharges and connects back with love! 11. Divine – 1:58
I have to credit this video to my amazing team of family and friends. After Pure, I compiled Creative pretty easily because it was just a file of quotes and making a video out of it was pretty easy. But, then videos went on hold again, I don’t know, I just never quite felt in the mood. But, my cousin inspired me to get back into it and this video was born! So when I had decided to make this video, I knew the theme I was going for. I wanted it to be about taking control of your life and realizing that you are the creator, not the victim. I couldn’t title it “A Creator” because my last video is Creative. In situations like this 😂, my mom is the perfect person to go to! So, I had a conversation with her and she gave this video its title – Divine! I love this video and the way it turned out, the music is super fun and upbeat too! This is the perfect reminder of all the power within you, the Universe. And shoutout to my mom and cousin, thank you so much!!! 12. Thoughtful – 2:07
I made Thoughtful a day after I made Divine; the thought (ironically 😂) came to me and I realized I could put my own spin on it. I talk about overthinking a lot, it’s something I’m familiar with and have worked through over the years. My little mind used to sort of trick me into thinking I was being thoughtful and doing the right thing by thinking over every way a certain thing could go. But actually, it brought me a lot of anxiety. So, I wanted this video to give you a new perspective on being thoughtful and to remind you about two things – 1. thoughtfulness is about care not being full of thoughts and 2. it’s a really good thing to be thoughtful and listen to all your voices – just don’t get stuck in them and trust the voice that’s truly you, the Universe! 13. Electric – 2:00
Right after I made Thoughtful, the word “electric” popped in my head and I knew that would be my next video! I did not know that Electric would be my final video for the album until I was in the middle of making it. I don’t know, it was kind of this weird feeling that just told me, “This is it, this is your finale.” It’s always bittersweet making the final video, but, I knew I still had the bonus video to do! Anyways, I really love the way this video turned out. I’ve made videos about energy/frequency/vibration before, but, I wanted this one to be different – more electric 😂!! I tried to put some different and fun slides in this one to mix it up and the music had to be super upbeat. I knew this would be the song while I was making the video, I’d heard it a few times and I knew in my gut it would match this video’s vibration!!!
Well, there you have it – Dare To Be is all yours!!! I’d love to hear your thoughts and favorites – it’d mean a lot to me!! I poured my heart, soul, mind, intuition and the entirety of my being into this album and I’m so happy to be able to share it with you! This one is extra special and I can’t believe it’s already my 3rd album! We still have some dates to look forward to; 5.23.21 is the bonus video’s release (Are you excited? What do you think it is?) and on 5.24.21 I’ll be releasing the Q&A about this album. If you have any questions for the Q&A, let me know!! Thank you so much for watching and I hope this helps you on your journey!!! Be fearless and free -Ace