Hello to all :)
It’s true, I am actually living away from my home in NY, staying in California for the next few months attending a music school. A part of me is pretty nervous at the fact that I’m actually doing this, basically giving my music a chance and seeing how far it takes me, but I’m also incredibly excited, as I will be learning more about the necessary tools to further advance my career as an independent artist. For so long I’ve wanted to pursue music, but felt unsure on what other steps I should take besides performing in coffee shops and recording CD’s in my basement lol, so to know that I could establish a business plan and learn the music and marketing skills necessary to get myself out there here at this school gives me hope that I can really do something great.
As a person, although I can be social and outgoing with friends, I feel I’ve always been close to home and kind of shy, so this journey is definitely taking me outside of my comfort zone, forcing me to adapt and live on my own. Compared to NY, life here in the west coast is a bit different. The climate is a big change, as sunny, warm days are constant here. Also, there is a relaxed vibe with most of the people I’ve come across, which is unlike the busy inhabitants of NYC always on the move going somewhere. Though the weather here is that of summer time 24/7 lol, I definitely do miss the changing seasons back in the northeast. Autumn is my favorite season, especially because of the beautiful changes with nature, and I love the cool breezes that accompany that time of the year. Even the fact that it it hardly rains here in California kind of bothers me, and I really do miss that rich aroma of the a rain storm on its way.
Along with the changes in the environment, I really do miss my family and friends. Leaving them was probably the hardest thing, as I am very attached to the people I care about, and it is unfortunate that I won’t be able to see them as often as I’d like. However, since I left, I’ve surprisingly received SO much love and positivity from not only family and friends, but from so many other people and supporters of my music, and its truly meant so much to me to see that there are other’s who support myself and my music, and I feel so incredibly moved by their care and kindness. To know that I have their blessings and belief in my music really does motivate me to strive for success, and I feel that much more inspired to make my dream of sharing my music with the world a reality.
Along with this big trip to the west coast, I’ve also finished recording my 2nd CD!!! It’s been a long, arduous process for the past year and a half, so it really feels truly rewarding to know that I will soon have the finished copies of my CD in my hand very soon. As a songwriter, I am very proud of these new songs, as I’ve had my share of some incredible experiences since I released my first CD “In This Fire” in 2010, and I’ve been able to capture what I’ve felt since then and put it into my new writings and compositions. When I write a song, my rules for myself are to never settle for less just for the sake of writing material, but to instead strive to make every second of the song meaningful & purely honest from the heart. I really do feel that I’ve done that with these new tracks on the CD, and I am so, SO excited for everyone to hear it. The mixing and mastering is currently taking place back home in NY, so the CD release date will probably be sometime in early January of 2013.
A lot of big things are happening, and I can’t wait to share them with you all as they happen, so stay tuned for MANY more blogs, possible vlogs, youtube videos, and information on the upcoming album release:)
Much, much love,