By: Hannah Brown
If you are a Jill Andrews fan, then you have heard the hype about her new band Hush Kids. With all the excitement around the office, I was reminded why I adore Jill so dearly. Jill is one of the most humble, down to earth humans I have ever met. I have so much admiration for Jill, because the person that she is on stage is the exact same person she is in her day to day life. She is a quirky, delightful, determined individual who treats everyone with kindness and respect. Jill is a breath of fresh air in an industry sometimes consumed with stress and greed.
As I reflected on my time working with Jill, I was reminded of my favorite music video of her Get Up, Get On. This video shows a different side of Jill than most people see, but a very important one. She sparks a serious conversation about the importance of taking care of yourself emotionally. So that when the worst hits, you are able to get up, build yourself back up, and move on. She shows the heart breaking aftermath of realizing she is being cheated on, and instead of losing her ability to keep going she- in the most Jill Andrews fashion- puts down her beers, wears a smile on her face, and leaves with the knowledge that she is worthy of so much more.
" Cover up the war inside
The most beautiful part of ourselves is the part we hide
So get up, get up, get up and go on
Just a little belief to shake off the doubt"
This is my favorite lyric, because it brings to attention that we all hide parts of ourselves that we believe are ' the war inside'. And we are not alone in doing that - these parts make us who we are. We should showcase those parts loud and proud because as Jill has flawlessly shown us, it pays off to be unapologetically yourself.