Dreams Into Plans: Chiara

Another person I had the honour to interview for the interviews series of “people who made their dreams come true” is Chiara, also known as Aba. Since when she was 14 Chiara always loved singing and has always cultivated her talent but she actually pursued Marketing studies at uni. Then in 2013 she took part to XFactor Italy  and managed to arrive among the 4 finalist. After XFactor Chiara persued her dream by making music her actual job, collaborating with national and international artists. Here below you’ll find her story about how she made her dream become reality and her feelings about it! 🙂

-Which is the dream/s you had since a long time (specify how much if you want) that actually became reality?

My dream has always been to live a life full of music. I’ve always lived that way (I just kept on singing and listening to music) but I’ve never actually got to work with music. Now my passion and dream became my job, so I live a full life of music. It’s a good feeling 🙂

-Did you follow any sort of plan (like setting goals, asking for help…) in order to aba1achieve it/them?

I actually didn’t. I just let everything flow. I mean, I tried what I had to try, but i did not set specific goals, or stick to a plan. I just lived every moment and enjoyed it and tried when I felt like it, and rest when i felt like it. Music is a big passion, so I could not force anything, I just needed it to live for itself and not be stuck or be constrained by anything.

-How did you feel when you realised you were actually living your dream?

It  took me a lot, I have to admit! Entering the XFactor was certainly not my ultimate dream, but it surely was something that i would enjoy doing. I just tried, thinking: this could be a good chance to live my life in music, but it wasn’t my goal. So every step of the way i was thankful for every little success and I’ve always been thinking that that was the last step of auditioning I could reach. But then I kept passing auditions and going further and in the end i got to the finals! It was absolutely unplanned, unexpected, it took me nearly 2 months to realise it, it was too much happiness to handle in only 1 step of epiphany 🙂

-Which was the toughest part during the journey to make this/these dream/s come true?

The toughest part was to stick true to myself. I’m not saying it’s difficult to stay true, it’s difficult to be accepted as true. The music business is a tough one, they always try to compare you to someone else, to change you and get you closer to someone else that already succeeded. It’s been hard to tell people that I don’t want to do anything else than being myself. It’s easy being true to myself but not easy to tell people to actually let-it-go!

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Credits – PH: Erica Fava, Mua: Marcela Bantea, Styling: Elena Friso, Art Director: Andrea Vania

-Which is one suggestion you would give to anyone who has a dream like yours and would like to make it true?

Study! Be prepared guys! Train, focus, prepare yourself. It’s a dream, a passion, but also A JOB! You have to be professional, you have to know what it takes, you need to be conscious of everything that you need to succeed, whatever success means to you.


You can follow Chiara

On Youtube:  www.youtube.com/chiaragallana www.youtube.com/abaofficialvevo
On Instagram:  www.instagram.com/aba_official
On Facebook: www.facebook.com/AbaOfficial
On Twitter: www.twitter.com/AbaOff

 

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This post was written by Lisa, an Italian girl globetrotting around Europe, blues&soul music lover and singer, addicted to crafting & healthy food. Oh yes, and in the meanwhile she’s a Marketing student.

Mmmm what else? She’s definitely a morning person, really lazy when it comes to make up and could spend more time in a stationary store than in a clothes one –

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6 Comment

  1. Debbie says: Reply

    Wow, Lisa – this is so cool!! Thank you for sharing Aba’s story. <3 Very inspiring … I particularly love how she stayed true to herself and also chose not to force anything. That is a big key for me.

    You are awesome! Many blessings — Debbie

    1. Yes I agree with you! Being true to ourselves is very important but at the same time it can be easy to forget it!
      Thank you for reading Debbie! 🙂

  2. Amanda says: Reply

    Wow! Such a cool girl! Love her hair! Thank you for sharing your interview with her!

    1. Thank you for reading Amanda! 🙂

  3. Tay says: Reply

    Very cool and inspiring!

    1. Glad you enjoyed! 🙂

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