These last weeks have been a blur, and while I've been trying to remind myself to slow down, breathe and enjoy- I find I'm saddled with this sense of urgency. I'm not sure where this comes from, but I know that I have this drive to do as much as I can with the time that I have.
I'm not dying or anything, I just think this way.
So many great shows and visits have already happened this month, and the biggie- the culmination of an 18-month project - was my CD Release Concert on Saturday night. It was amazing.
I was pretty flipped out for the days before. I had rented a large room, had paid a large amount of money, and was hearing from more and more people that couldn't come.
This led me to start freaking. I even developed a twitch in my left eye for the two days before the show. Not great. Also- really hard to focus on things with your eyeball shaking.
Anyway, I tried to keep reminding myself that there were elements I could control- like the music. I had asked some friends to play with me, and I knew that as a trio, we were going to put on a great evening of music.
I just had to trust that the rest could fall into place.
And it did! I am so grateful- it was a beautiful evening. And I paid attention, breathed, and enjoyed each moment of each song.
It was a great night of music, I sang new and old songs for new and old friends, and we raised money for a wonderful local charity- Operation Hope.
Thank you to all who came, and all who wished they could be there, your support means so much to me.
Ps- if you want to order the new album, click here!