A serious question -- how many emails have I sent you over the past couple years where I'm like:
"LIFE IS REALLY WEIRD RIGHT NOW, I'M STILL CONVULSING IN THE FETAL POSITION IN A CAVE, I HAVE NOTHING FURTHER TO REPORT OR SHOW YOU, SORRY, OKAY BYE"?
You may have heard by now, but in case you haven't: since 2017, I quit teaching singing and began working on writing, producing, and recording my own music. The journey since then has been.............wild!
As far as my email list is concerned: it honestly felt like I kept inviting you over for dinner, where I would describe an elaborate recipe I was working on -- only to never actually bring out the food.
And for this I say -- thank you, always, for being patient.
The truth is, this experience was pretty much unavoidable.
During my journey to find my own voice as an artist, I got divorced, I uprooted my life to California, I felt a rainbow of feelings that were exceedingly difficult to process. And in order to free myself enough to create honest, open art, I was forced to confront deeply rooted issues of self-worth.
So, for the past several months, I have been rather silent.
Silence felt like a more honest reflection of what I was doing than sending another hasty or anxious email -- resifting the sand we'd already played in together.
Hopefully you understand. Because I have a feeling we've all been there, in one way or another. The incubation period. The patient plodding forward. The intuition that something significant is on the horizon, even if you can't see what it is yet.
But now I'm ready.
This week, I am going to share with you my first song.
And a music video!
It's really happening this time, lol.
Yes, I know that we are not what we DO. We are inherently ourselves, pulsating and vibrating with our own unique pitch and harmonics, whether or not you make any damn thing or just stay in the fetal position all day.
I will always be ME. You will always be YOU.
Maybe your YOU, your truest self, feels the undeniable energy to MOVE.
You aren't just pitch, you're also rhythm.
You're bursting at the seams to billow forward, and you feel most alive when doing SOMETHING -- your THING.
Yes, you resonate at a certain, beautiful tone in and of yourself -- but your BEAT, your CADENCE, your cascading VERSE-CHORUS-BRIDGE pushes you forward to the making, to the doing.
How you relate to the world, how you show up, what you do with your hands and your body and your voice -- without these things your SONG would not feel complete.
So WHEN are the song and music video coming out?
THIS WEEK -- in a matter of days!!!
As soon as I hit PUBLISH you'll be the first to know.
The project is so close to being done it's practically slapping me in the face while I'm writing this being like "RELEASE ME! RELEASE ME!"
(I bet you've been there....tingles the week before something...pins and needles and smiles and giddyness...)
In summary --
I'm here now to "ask you to dinner," over and over, if you'll still have me! And this time I'm ready to serve you my most creative, elaborate, thoughtful meals -- my expressions of me, moving in time.
My unique song.
And in my DOING, I hope I encourage you to DO -- and thus BE -- just as you are.
P.S. Seriously not even kidding about my first single and music video -- it's coming in a matter of days.
**Plus** there will be a live chat happening following its release where we will reconnect and talk about art, self-expression, process, and anything at all that you want to talk about.
Can't wait to see you again soon.......
Something sweet for your ear holes, or even your eye ballz