Drew moved to Austin, Texas to pursue music but ended up in a marketing job. A year into her job, she realized she was unhappy, so she left her job to move to Nashville and pursue her dreams of music. Her friend Kristina was also unhappy in her "safe" job and also left her job to follow her dreams of being an entrepreneur by opening an Etsy store, Nine89 Vintage. Throughout their 2 month journey throughout the United States, where Drew will be performing and Kristina will be taking her shop on the road, Drew and Kristina will be blogging and meeting fans and customers. If you're in a city where Drew and Kristina will be stopping, they would love to meet you!
Kristina told me this, and I found her message so inspiring that I had to share it in its entirety with you:
Kristina, I couldn't have said it any better myself! Life after college is more than just the rat race... There are dreams to pursue and passions to explore.I think people my age are stuck in this pattern--they are following some sort of unspoken law. They have gone to school, they graduate, get a 9-5 and then eventually get married. I too was like that. A little over a year ago I was in a safe and comfortable relationship, just graduated college from The University of Alabama and was on my way back home to Atlanta to find a job. Part of me wanted to travel, move to another city, join the Peace Corps--something! My boyfriend wanted to stay, so I stayed. Right after I moved back home, he crushed me and broke it off. I was stunned and lost, but you know what? It was THE BEST thing that has every happened to me. Something changed inside of me and I went backpacking across Spain, I moved to Austin and everything was falling into place. I think it would be interesting to shine light on our story and remind people that they can think outside of the box; they don't have to let dreams fade away. Roll with the punches and stick your neck out there!
For more information on Drew and Kristina's story, check out Kristina's Etsy shop (Nine89 Vintage), Drew's Facebook Page and Drew's website. Follow Drew and Kristina on Instagram at @DrewDavisMusic and @kmodares and on Twitter at @drewdavis_music and @kmoadares.