This summer was full of amazing transitions for me.
I moved to Portland, started a new job, and started setting some roots down in my new city.
I often think of an old picture my grandmother had when I was little that read in big pink-and-red block letters, "Bloom where you're planted". This saying often finds me when I'm lonely, or missing home. I'm constantly reminded that by learning to love my own company, I've gained something really invaluable.
At any rate, it's been a whirlwind for sure, and I feel so lucky to be where I am right now, but I'm so glad for the fall. Summer tends to make me feel like I need to be somewhere at all hours of the day, and this last summer was exceptionally busy.
Now that we're moving into my favorite time of year, I feel at ease to slow down and get back to work. Thanks to fall I've been working on the songs for my first full-length album, and as of right now I have 12 songs that I'm really proud of. My new album is going to be more folksy, and more me.
And while I don't mean that my EP was any less "me" I feel a lot more "me" than I ever have before, and I know my music reflects that. Of course I'm so excited to start recording again, and it'll be no secret when I do.
So until then I'll be hunkering into the season with a smile on my face, and a hot cup of coffee in my hands.
As always, I wish you all the best. Until next time.