A lot has happened in the past year, and it's all really cool and exciting. I see it as a combination of things – a lot of hard work and patience and working for such a long time for something that I have such a strong passion for. I just had to stay positive – even when my family went through hard times a few years ago and we lost our home, which meant we had to move into a converted garage for a while. Music was my one thing to turn to, and through it all, I've tried to stay focused.
I think maybe the Head Honcho upstairs was like, "Ok, I see what you're doing."
Here's a photo of Cody and I backstage at the Staples Center. I still can't believe this is all happening!!! I hope you'll come with me on this ride.
-As told to Angie Romero