Well heeeelllllloooo good people! Welcome to this my first installment of my blog. In truth the whole concept seems a bit odd to me at this point, having never blogged before. I fear the written equivalent of awkward silences. What will I say? But I really do love to write. I have no problem expressing myself in emails and letters to my family and friends. So I guess I'll think of this as something like a regular letter to my fans and all those who show interest in what I do.
I'm here in Albuquerque, NM, the place very dear to my hear that I've called home for the past 2 years and 3 months since I got off the bus from my travels in Mexico and Guatemala. I've got one more week in my beautiful little apartment- affectionately know as "The Queendom"- before I take a big ol' leap into a time of travel and motion. My album release party is scheduled for this Saturday, November 15th and shortly thereafter I'll board a bus bound for Boston. I consider myself lucky to be in the approximately 2% of the US population that actually enjoys absurdly long bus journeys. If I have the time, I greatly prefer to travel overland, particularly when my life is at moments of important juncture. It gives me time to think, process and prepare to be in the place where I'm going. I'm looking forward to spending the holiday seasons with family and friends while I fufill my obligations to my community of Kickstarter backers. After that, I'm headed to Los Angeles to set my career in motion. 'Tis time- if I don't give my music everything I have, I'll spend the rest of my life wishing I had.
Even though I know unequivocably that it is time to make a move, I have mixed feelings about leaving New Mexico. This land is powerful medicine to me and I don't think my heart wants to leave! But I shall return. I think it'll be possible to keep Albuquerque as my home base once I get my career up and running. I feel like no matter what the crazy world serves me, New Mexico will be a place where I can ground, take deep breaths and re-align.
So that's what I'm up to these days: planning my next moves and trying to soak up as much of New Mexico as I can. Excited about my new album, of course. Excited for this chapter ahead of me and knowing that it is often necessary to make sacrifices for what we love and believe in.
Much love to all of you! Thanks for taking the time to read this. Stay up and stay believing in the power of YOUR unique gifts to change the world for the better!