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ūüé∂¬†Come with me and you’ll be in a world of pure imagination¬†ūüé∂

As I begin to sort through hundreds of videos and photographs from¬†VI Jam Fest I am overwhelmed with joy and gratitude. For years now, my daydreams have included imaginings of my part in a musical lineup with artists that I love and admire…and in those dreams I was always here on the island. Thanks to the vision of Cruz Bay Music and Moe Angelo of Becoming The Lotus – along with the hard work and support of so many amazing people – that daydream is now a reality. To all the performers and all the helping hands, THANK YOU FOR THE MAGIC.

“I prefer the company of happy people who are believers in magic…and of magical people who are believers in happy.” -unknown

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¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† As I am settling back into island life, and looking forward to the last few weeks left in 2016, I cannot help but think back over the year. It has been packed full of “bucket list” items. I want to bask in these memories so that I don’t get lost in the daily “to do” list. It is so easy to feel a dash (or a bucket load) of anxiety creep in when that second list becomes the only focus. In those moments, I want to redirect my attention to the things I have accomplished and the magic that I have experienced. Those memories are what will keep me inspired to continue¬†living out my dreams and encourage the people around me to do the same. So, as I clean my apartment and pay my bills, today, I will remember this beach in Anegada that I finally had the opportunity to sail to this year. ‚̧To everyone with whom I have been blessed to share these adventures, I send you all of my love and gratitude‚̧
#livinglovinggrowing #keepdreaming #thankful

Brand new¬†video for the studio recorded original song “Freedom in the Wind”

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FREEDOM IN THE WIND

I want to ride on the waves,

Sail on to another place.

Won’t you take me away?

I know there’s freedom in the wind.

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I hear the ocean call my name

And feel this blood course through my veins.

Strength it washes over me,

My fears release and I am free

To see this world for all it is,

So full of blessings, full of gifts.

Gifts of love, of hope and peace

Flow out and then rush back to me.

(Chorus)

I watch the sun rise in the east

And dream while everybody sleeps.

In waves my thoughts roll by and by,

They ebb and flow just like the tide.

I think of all that I’ve been shown,

The greatest wonders I have known.

As sure as anything I’ve seen,

I know I’ll have all I believe.

(chorus)

The shade is pulled on the sunshine

And stars, they fill up the night sky.

Some will fall and some will shine,

But we all know when it’s our time.

(chorus)

–music and lyrics written and performed by Erin Hart–

–video features photography by Erin Hart¬†(with the exception of photos that include me) —

 

Hope

Some days are easier than others.¬† For those that are not, remember to be gentle with yourself.¬† Focus on the things that offer relief. Trust that it will pass.¬† Don’t stop believing that you can have all that you have dreamed of, even if it doesn’t feel like it¬†in this¬†moment.¬† And remember to be kind to one another…we all have hard days.

photo location: Bahamas (June 2015)