When writing songs, I try to truly speak from the heart. Surrendering was written over the course of several months, as I was exploring my desire to embrace music and songwriting. The theme of this song is letting go and surrendering to the process of opening myself up to my feelings and emotions. I believe that sometimes we all have to accept the fact that there are experiences in our life when certain things beyond our control. So much of the time, that involves love or spirituality, but could really relate to many of life's experiences. “Surrendering” was selected by Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) to be pitched at it’s “Pitch to Publisher” luncheon and I’ve also been selected by NSAI as “One to Watch”, which recognizes songwriters who are “on the rise” and have gotten the attention of the song evaluators for their ”unique and promising writing skills. In addition, ”Surrendering” made it to the semi-finals for the 2012 Show Me The Music Songwriting Contest. Thank you for your consideration.