Happy Freakin' New Year!

(a picture from one of my favorite NYE in SF many moons ago)

Week Twenty-Three, "Obsession"

Happy Freakin' New Year! 2013, HOly Shit! I can't believe how fast time goes by.

So today is actual New Year's Day. Last year I had more fun on this day than on New Year's Eve. (Unplanned days are usually more fun)

I thought I'd go through the big events of 2012. SO much has happened and it's always fun to take a look back.

1. First things first. I moved back to New York from San Francisco after being there for 7 years. It's been almost 6 months. It's so hard to remember that I'm still adjusting and that getting settled takes a long time. I'm so impatient!

2.I started my Song in Your Box Project. Once I made that decision I knew it was right. I still feel like I'm learning so much and trying to find my way sometimes, but I also know how far I've come. I have 23 new songs and I like most of them. It's easy to get caught up in the small stuff and I'm constantly reminding myself that it's about the music.

3. I became single after 4 years

4.Am living with 2 amazing (old and new) friends that I have so much love for

5. I found an amazing guitar teacher and it makes me want to play all the time. Practice even! (I always say there's no such thing as learning too much)

6.I realized what an amazing family of friends I left in San Francisco. Everyone has so much character and so much personality and I have such a unique relationship with each and every one of them. It makes me feel so lucky.

7.I'm realizing that taking action and living in real life (as opposed to in my head) is hard as shit but way more rewarding (not to mention accurate).

What I see for 2013 is more of the same. More trial and error. More "figuring shit out". More music. Much much more music. More friends, more dancing, more organization, more hustle, And more freedom.

so this song, Obsession, might be my new favorite one. I love it, if I do say so myself. I got the melody and lyrics of the chorus in my head and it all just came from there. "Obsession, I got an obsession. There ain't no question that it's over you".

I'm really itching to get into a studio and record some of these songs.I hear the production in my head, and I want you all to hear it too.

What are you looking forward to in 2013? Any new goals or resolutions?

I hope you have an amazing year. I hope it for all of us. That we continue to learn and to grow, to get outside our comfort zone, and that we are surrounded by people and things that make us happy. Thank you so much for being along on my musical journey. Let's make 2013 all it's supposed to be!

Much Love,



p.s. I hope you're listening to this on a good set of headphones (or if you must a good set of speakers)! It makes a world of difference;)