In addition to music, Charley has always been involved in competitive sports. She participated in soccer and gymnastics before having to switch to swimming due to her life-threatening battle with anorexia nervosa. Charley is very open about her eating disorder journey brought on by the unexpected death of her maternal grandfather, who was a mentor and inspiration to Charley. Charley does her best to honor her family and often dedicates and schedules music and video releases to coincide with a loved one’s birthday or day of passing. For Charley, being authentic, genuine, and unadulterated in her emotions and everyday life is of the utmost importance. Having survived anorexia nervosa and depression and coping with anxiety, Charley aspires to connect with others suffering from similar trials through her music. Hearing how her songs and lyrics have helped or impacted a fan is what drives Charley to create. For her, her purpose in music is to be a lighthouse in the storm of life.