The Next Chapter

As I write this blog entry from Houston, I'm jumping with excitement to start this next chapter of my life.  I have been on this music journey for several years now.  It has taken me from being based in Memphis, to Charlotte, to Nashville, and now I'm coming full circle back to Memphis for a time! Nashville is very interesting. I'm really glad we moved there and the short time we spent there helped to clarify a few things for me. I am now more convinced than ever that I'm doing what I'm supposed to be doing. Based on the response I got from performing out in Nashville, I feel confident saying that what I have to offer is good music. The people in Nashville are mostly musicians themselves and if you can make a good impression there, you have as good a chance at making a good impression anywhere.  I'm taking that back to Memphis for the time being, where my family and friends are and where I have a great support system.

I'm not sure how long we will be in Memphis! We are currently staying with some friends until we have something more permanent.  I know we'll be in Memphis for at least 6 months, but it could be as long as a year.

Meanwhile we are in Houston visiting Rob's family and friends. We also went to New Orleans for Mardi Gras and we went on a cruise after that.  Our idea was to take about a month off before we get settled into Memphis.

Here is a picture of me in New Orleans. We were on our way to a parade and this quote stopped me in my tracks.

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There are so many things going on in this world right now but the rich just keep getting richer. I'm starting to awaken to the reality of what lies under the surface. Things are not always what they seem, and once you start to question them, you finally start getting answers. It is both scary and empowering. We have to open our minds and think critically about everything- politics, government, medicine, and everything else even the music industry. The truth is out there. You just have to look for it.