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I love hats – literally and metaphorically, which is good because being my own boss means wearing all of them. Besides writing and performing my own music, I design and maintain my website and social media accounts. I edit photos and artwork for merchandise, ads, promotions, posts and whatever else pops up along the way. There are a few other roles that are far more adult-y (management, accounting, and what not) but basically I spend hours and hours every day CREATING and I love it. And I am beyond grateful that I have been able to build a career around it. To each and every one of you who supports me by downloading and streaming online, buying albums, purchasing merchandise, and simply following along, watching the videos, checking out the photos and taking the time to read the posts, THANK YOU. Without all of you I could not spend my days doing what I love. Thank you all for enabling my love of hats. 😉

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Back in June, John and Michelle Hale unknowingly offered me my dream job. I had been hoping for some time to find an opportunity to perform all original sets on a regular basis. I could never have imagined that I would get to do it on the water…at sunset!

The music that I write comes from a deep desire to uplift others and share a message of kindness, hope, and joyful living. I wanted the chance to share the stories that have inspired that intention and spread the music in a more intimate setting. When John reached out to ask if I would like to perform on S/V Second Chance, I mentioned the songwriter-storyteller concept and he was all in. I can hardly put into words the impact that these performances have had on me. Needless to say, the setting never ceases to take my breath away. However, the people who have come aboard and shared these magical evenings are the real treasure. I have forged bonds with strangers and deepened relationships with dear friends. I cannot say “thank you” enough to every person who has been a part of this dream with me. I look forward to all the magic that is still to come.
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Often the most beautiful sunsets come after a storm. That was most certainly the case on Tuesday night. It served as a powerful metaphor. After 4 days on an emotional rollercoaster that quite literally began with crazy and unexpected weather on island, I found myself on the water witnessing the most awe-inspiring post storm sunset I have ever seen. Complete with a rainbow that lit the sky on fire, I knew that my personal storm had passed as well. I then sat down and played my songs and shared my story and remembered who I am at my core. Sometimes life is messy. Sometimes we stumble and fall…hard. What matters most is that we get back up, brush ourselves off, place one foot in front of the other and try again. And give thanks for those who reach out a loving hand to help lift you back to your feet. It is in this space that the growing happens. There will be storms but there will also be rainbows.
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