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San Diego Singer-Songwriter Julie Ann Weiler on Why It’s Never Too Late to Pursue Your Dreams

Julie Ann Weiler is a San Diego-based singer-songwriter who has a message of hope that the calling of our dreams will never die. She believes that though life circumstances or our personal choices may cause our dreams to get buried or hidden, we can revisit them when the timing is right. Her dream is to write songs that will touch hearts and have a positive impact in some way.

Born into a traveling musical missionary family, Julie Ann grew up sharing a motorhome or van with her parents and four siblings. Her father was a songwriter, and she witnessed him randomly waking up in the middle of the night to mumble words and melody into his mini Casio Recorder, which he would later turn into a song. She knew right away that she wanted to follow in his footsteps and began writing songs at the age of 10.

Despite leaving home at 18 and pursuing other paths, Julie Ann never forgot her dream of writing songs that would touch people’s hearts. She pursued a career in the music industry, winning talent competitions, getting songs placed on popular TV shows, and recording an EP in Nashville. As the 2008 recession hit, however, she was faced with the decision to either give her all to her budding music career or to her growing family. She chose the latter and continued to write songs, sing her kids to sleep, and perform whenever and wherever possible, all while building a family business in the special events industry.

It wasn’t until her own daughters began to successfully pursue their own artistry in the form of musical theater that Julie Ann felt an awakening deep within her heart. She recommitted herself to sharing her songs and her story with others. Despite the stigma that in order to be relevant in the music industry, one needs to be under 21 and unattached, Julie Ann did not let that hold her back. She recorded two singles remotely due to the pandemic before joining her friend in Texas to record 12 original songs in 2022.

Julie Ann’s hope is to write and produce songs that will connect with the listener on a personal level and encourage others to pursue their dreams. She believes that remembering your dreams, however deeply they are buried, and letting yourself feel worthy of pursuing them can encourage more self-love. Combined with faith and hard work, pursuing your dreams can lend to those dreams coming true, not always in the way you’d expect, but always in an amazing way that will brighten your life and make you say yes to the next opportunity.

Today, Julie Ann is making music to share her pain and story. Julie Ann’s latest single, “Something Gets Me,” is a moving tribute to a recently passed loved one. The song moves from pain to hope, showcasing Julie Ann’s skillful pop composition, accompanied by a full orchestra. Her hope is to write and produce songs that will connect with the listener on a personal level and encourage others to pursue their dreams, no matter how deeply buried they may be. 

Julie Ann’s journey shows that it is never too late to pursue your dreams. Despite facing challenges and making personal sacrifices, she never gave up on her dream of becoming a songwriter. Her story serves as a reminder that with perseverance, passion, and hard work, it is possible to bring your dreams to life, no matter how deeply buried they may be.

Fans can follow Weiler’s musical journey on her website, as well as on Instagram and Facebook @julieannweilermusic. You may listen to her latest release on Spotify.

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