Recently I have been faced with an inner battle. I have been at a crossroads with whether to continue on this path I have been working towards or begin my march to a different drum. I've been pushing so hard to succeed in the this industry that somehow along the way I have lost little parts of myself. There are insecurities that I have procured along the way, relationships I have given up and a sense of failure always looming at the back of my mind. Up until a few days ago I really believed that I might be giving up on my dream, but suddenly it all clicked. I've been focusing so hard on "making it" that I didn't realize that I already had. I HAVE made it. I poured my heart and soul into music. My family adopted my dream and did whatever possible to help me to reach it. I left school, embraced the unknown and somehow made my way into the battlefield of entertainment.

Along my journey, I have been blessed with colossal opportunities. I learned so much from my first mentors at Manta Productions.and then from the boys who brought you that genius song "Strong" that changed it all for me, Mark Jackson and Ian Scott. I was able to work under the masterful hand of Mr. Jimmy Iovine and the rest of the team at Interscope Records. They opened my eyes to the glitz and glamor of this amazing industry and helped me discover who I wanted to be as an artist.  I was blessed with the opportunity to work alongside illustrious artists, writers, and producers with so much talent that, even today, it still leaves me speechless. I parted ways with my family at Interscope with two years of amazing music production and a strong network of friends and colleagues. It truly was an incredible time for me and not a day of it goes forgotten.

I have spent the last three years focusing my musical efforts overseas in the amazing country of Japan. I cant thank the Japanese community enough for welcoming me with such open hearts. The biggest thanks goes to my team at Fish and Chips, Kota, Aya and Sam, for hosting me and putting 110% into our project. Thank you to my favorite writer, producer, and friend Matt Wong for your musical genius and for the laughs. Thank you to Starbase and OnePeace, as well as the countless other individuals and teams that worked so diligently to bring my music to the beautiful people of Japan and Asia. I am so honored to have released two albums, had a top 10 single, performed on an MTV stage and heard my song over radio.

I experienced, I learned, I lived my dream for over a decade. I went as far as I could while maintaining my happiness and my sanity, but it has come time for me to bow out gracefully. Music is always with me and I will continue to create and share music with you until my dying day. I believe I will be happier without the pressure of making a living off of it. Now it can be something I love to do for myself and for you. I am ready for the next adventure, and at 23 years old I don't even think the sky is the limit.

I would be nowhere without the support and love from each and every one of you. Thank You, Arigato, Salamat, Gracias and Mahalo my family. This may be the close of a chapter but it is not the end of me. Stay tuned for what's next. I love all your cute little faces, forever.

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Found this photo on Pinterest right in the thick of my dilemma. How serendipitous.
Melissa Brown
1/25/2014 08:41:43 am

You'll be amazing wherever life takes you.
Love you, Jor. 😘

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Ashley Wilgus
1/25/2014 11:39:33 am

Proud of you and happy for you. Love you cuz.

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Vanessa
1/25/2014 04:14:10 pm

Seems like you've hit a major life decision. From experience, I know the choice seems hard at the moment but they always share the same traits.

One leads to hard work, short term pain and is the less desirable path. The other always looks desirable in the present but eventually leads to regret.

It was never easy but I just wanted to share that I've always taken the path less traveled, at first with regret, but it always made all the difference.

Best of luck with your journey!

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Jason
1/26/2014 02:42:10 pm

You lived your dreams in the music world. Now it's time for the world to see how else Jordyn can impact the world. Whether it's through fashion, entertainment, or maybe public service like being a nurse (like me), whatever you put your heart to, I know you'll do great!

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Joe Floyd
1/27/2014 06:53:36 pm

You'll be back, Can only stay away from music for so long.

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12/7/2015 11:00:27 am

Hello Jordyn :) I have a question. i know you are busy. But I'm curious about something. When you have time, please email me. Thanks!

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3/18/2017 08:39:21 pm

You went to Japan!!! We have that in common. I only lived there for one year though, studying art in Azabu Juban and at the National Art Museum in Ueno. Time of my life, but I couldn't figure out how to stay there. I'm so happy you got a nice long stay. I bet it's still with you, isn't it?

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Todd Imrie
8/8/2017 11:49:56 pm

I have heard several of your singles, Ms. Taylor, and am very impressed with your voice. That is why I would like to know - how to get copies of your CDs'; as that would be something that would allow me to listen to your songs much more that is why it interests me to get copies of them.

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