Monday, January 13, 2014

Happy New Year!!

I'm BACK!!

It's been almost 2 1/2 years, but I've started blogging much has happened - moved to DC (Alexandria), started focusing on playing music again.....survived an ugly divorce.....but I'm still here!

What I've learned:
1. You're never as good as you think you are at your best, and you're never as bad as you think you are at your worst - the last two years have had many highs and lows, and I'm blessed to have made many new genuine friends who have helped me see the glass as half-full.

2. Find happiness in the little things - I've found more joy in the simple things like doing my internet radio show, conducting my church choir (on an interim basis) and singing at karaoke than I've had in years....and hey, if you're ever listening to Natalie Cole live, and she forgets the words, don't be afraid to lend a hand....that helps too!!

3. Don't be afraid to change - I used to fear change....I thought that I didn't have the ability to adapt. Sometimes change happens when you least expect it, and you're forced to adapt....and that's a good thing. I like who I am now a helluva lot better than who I was a few years ago - not because I think I was a horrible person - I was living in such fear and self-doubt, and I'm thankful that life forced me to take a hard look in the mirror at who I am and what I truly want out of life.

So with this, I wish everyone a Happy New Year 2014 - may you all continue to find love and happiness within yourselves and with the people you love and care about....I look forward to writing more and challenging my creativity in the upcoming year! Stay tuned....