We had the good fortune of connecting with Jenny March and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jenny, how do you think about risk?
Taking risks has played an enormous role in my life and career since the beginning, and it will continue to be an important part of it. I first chose to take a risk when I decided I wanted to move to Los Angeles to work in the entertainment business. Both the acting and music business are not always consistent and so by making the decision to move away from home at an early age, I had to face many difficulties, therefore taking many risks. Jobs aren’t always consistent so you may not have a lot of money at times, and you are left with your faith and your belief in yourself, which is not always easy. I believe that without risks, you won’t ever succeed in life because you won’t experience failure, which means you won’t be able to learn and grow from it. Over the past few years I have focused more on my music career than acting. As an artist you never know what the reaction is going to be to your songs that are released or who is going to see it. You put countless hours and your heart and soul into something and it could ultimately flop. We are taking risks every time we put our personal feelings and emotions out there, but the reward comes with the risks. Failure is never a bad thing and I used to be so afraid of it! I wanted to win so badly for my family and friends back home and I had to learn to stop wanting to control everything. You have to take every situation with a grain of salt, analyze it and learn from it to be able to make the right adjustments to give yourself a better success rate. At the end of day, risks are a vital part in the success of your life AND love, and once you let go of fear you will begin to see that. I wouldn’t have had the success I’ve had so far without taking risks.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
It was anything but easy to get where I’m at today as an artist. I still have a ways to go and goals I have yet to meet that I have set for myself, but I have overcome a lot of challenges that I am proud of! One of those challenges was caring too much about what others thought about me and my music, and constantly worrying about the end result versus the present. That was never a good thing. It truly held me back from really diving deep into my artistry and allowing me to break free from the walls I had built for myself. Because of social media, comparison, and being stuck in a friend group of people that didn’t lift each other up, I was stuck with these battles. I was growing up in a place that for me, made it really hard to find my place and my purpose in the crowd of people that are trying to do the same thing. Maturing comes with age and it is different for everyone and I think you just have to learn that it’s ok to be going at a different pace. Not everyone will have the same path as you, but your time will come if you truly want it and work hard for it. I would watch the people around me have success and it would make me upset that it wasn’t happening to me. But once I started focusing on myself and not the people around me, I started having success of my own and it felt really good. I am very excited to finally be releasing my first EP this March. I am very proud of the work I’ve done throughout the pandemic and am very excited for everyone to hear it. I have prepared my hardest for this release and am going at it with no expectations so I know I will be happy with it no matter what.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I’ve had lots of friends and family visit me in LA over the past 10 years of living here so I already have a routine of what I like to show them, and then of course if they want to do anything specific we can do that too.No one’s ever had a disliking to it I have to say! Lol I like to begin the trip off with a morning hike up Runyon Canyon or Fryman and then eventually hike the Wisdom Tree/Tree of Life by the end of the trip if they are willing to do a steeper hike, and in my opinion has the prettiest view. After that we’d grab coffee at Blue Bottle or grab brunch at Sweet Butter Cafe. We would go home to shower and change and then go to Melrose to do some shopping. We’d make dinner reservations ASAP if we haven’t already before they arrived and if restaurants are open (hello pandemic ) Il Pastaio, Gracias Madre, Elephante, and Toca Madera are a few faves. Pre-pandemic, I would make sure we had a night out starting off at some bars (Mama’s Shelter, Davey Waynes, E.P. & L.P.) and then hit up Warwick or Hyde after. If we’re feeling frisky, maybe we end up at a Hollywood Hills after party just to really show them the LA lifestyle. Everyone usually likes to go to Venice Beach to get some touristy items and watch the skaters and enjoy the sunset. I like to go to Escondido Falls in Malibu and hopefully catch a running waterfall too. Remember you can never not find something fun to do in LA, so it’s nice to carve out a day to relax too!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’d love to dedicate my shoutout to my parents for their undeniable love and support and to my friends for believing in me even when I don’t. I wouldn’t be able to continue pushing towards my dreams without their love and encouragement, so thank you.
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