My name is Mykayla Shaw, and I have some pretty big dreams. Although I've been singing since I could talk, I've only been playing guitar and writing music for a few years. I graduated with honors from a very small high school in Eastern Maine in 2008, and then went on to major in music at UMaine. In Fall '09, however, I'll be transferring to Anna Maria College in Massachusetts to major in music therapy. My ultimate educational goal is to attain my masters degree and work with autistic children. Even so, performing and recording will always come first. Music is more than a hobby, more than a job -- music is my passion. I cannot imagine what my life would be like had I not been given this amazing gift. I thank God every day to have these wonderful opportunities to share my talent with the world. Every time I hear someone say, 'You inspired me to do.. ' or 'Your music gives me hope' I know it is all worthwhile. That is all I want. That satisfaction is all I need. Knowing that I helped someone, changed someone's life even, is the best feeling in the entire world.