Aloha!

Life gives us choices. We all know this. What do we do with these choices?
Yes, like yours, the grass is green (not greener) on the other side....
HOWEVER it DOES mows just a bit different. No?
As I sit typing these words in the middle of Hiaku, Hi......my feet up, lounging in the antique chair of a cottage with lovely french doors, flowing white curtains, hard wood floors, a tiny corner kitchen with a loft across from me presenting a bed and colorful tapestry tacked above on an angled ceiling. I think to myself, GIRL you sure made one hell of a CHOICE! Not pictured and present.....Martin!
THANK YOU Ingrid for allowing me to stay in your beautiful and tranquil place you have created and call your home! I LOVE YOU!

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Music, from the beginning, especially this year, after scrambling from changes that I now see were a part of a bigger plan, has been simply amazing! It's freight train mission to bring me to life has shown me so may incredible journeys of growth. The biggest starting now.
I myself like to shake things up every so often, seems to be every 6 years or so in my life....
SOOOOO, I decided to move to Maui, sold everything and moved in with two very amazing friends DJ and Lanny Calkins August 1st! WHY NOT?
There are TWO humans in my life that I care deeply for and were (and are) the only ones that I called for blessings and guidance. Of course it was received with open arms and thoughts, my time, my life they said. Thank you, to the sweet and amazing men who hold the very fibers of my being withinRyan and Evan for your unconditional and true blue love.

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I arrived to Maui on Wednesday the 27th! Stayed in Hiaku for a night. Then some friends of myself via my music (Timekeepers Dream) to be exact, were here on vacation in their amazing home and graciously took me in for a week as a stray.......
This allowed me to comfortably yet frantically look for
A. A place to stay
B. A car
C. A job
D. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
Lets just say that week for me was VERY enlightening, humbling, scary, nerve racking, and tested my strength.
Foolish I was to think that I could fly in and find EVERYTHING I needed to be ready for me??
It was time to let go. Let go of ego, let go of control. Ask for forgiveness. Sit down and be humble and give thanks for the OPPORTUNITY and CHOICES that the Universe lay in front of me. SLOW down is what I was being told. That I didn't need to control everything. I had a beautiful moment on a lava rock in the ocean that changed something very deep in me.
I walked and smiled. My eyes were weary from the ocean of salt that had just flowed from them. A river of pride and dignity that made its way to my heart. This is my home now.
Within minutes I started meeting my soon to be guides here now..they happen one by one. Perry whom I met on the plane ride over, then Shane and now Ingrid, the biggest. The many that have come across my path if only for a moment I am grateful for as well

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I found a place to stay in Kihei (although I am much more partial to the up country areas Makawao and Pukulani) that will be the next step after I get in the grove! :)
Martin and I did an open mic in the "Triangle" at Lifes a Beach. It went over very well!! Got a great job at Whole Foods and they are willing to work with me as I start playing around as I did in Spokane. Word on the street is I may have already booked my first official gig??? :) :)
I am getting to know my way and have met new people. ALL have been great! When I tell them what I am doing. Everyone is so very supportive and positive. Its nice! General word on the street is she (the Island) either takes you in and protects you or spits you back out. I love it here and am grateful.
So cheers to new beginnings and exploring what you are REALLY made of....
It's bedtime! Stay tuned!!
Goodnight and LOVE

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Life is like a box of chocolates....

Well then I am back from a long week in Arizona on a ticket that had to be purchased at the last minute because as some of you know the tour that was promised, was never there to begin with. I was told (along with others) after the CD release at the Bing, the tour would begin four days following during Thanksgiving week, with 2 gigs booked in LA, one in Az, allowing me to spend a couple of days with family there, then headed south to Texas. These were easy things to believe as monies were given, release was booked, and t-shirts were purchased along with CD's. It was also stated that member's of a band were being put together from other areas of US (drummer from California, bass player from Chicago, keyboardist from back east), and I was encouraged to quit my job after 25 years (AND I did), stopped booking my music gigs in Spokane because it was a 2 1/2 month tour and stopped lessons. After MUCH uncovering, research, and learning that tours are booked WELL in advance......like......3-6 months (yes I asked multiple times about this and should have known as I have been booking myself 4 months in advanced for the last 6 years!) the last piece of the puzzle was revealed today during a conversation from an amazing gent down south who was the one that was "used" for "managing this tour" and confirmed that he had nothing to do with promises that were made in his name as he is a professional, knows how the industry works and manages many on tours. His words were TRUE and REAL. And my mind was put to rest once and for all.

There were also some other discoveries about Unrequited Love that are unfortunate as well. The individual who was producing claimed that he played and wrote all parts on the CD, never wanting his name mentioned on any media interviews I did or on the CD. He was "just trying to be nice and help me out." We are finding out that his stated solo involvement in this music production was untrue as well. There are some that need credit where credit is deserved! EVERYONE of these gents (musicians and engineers) have been called thanked, apologized to from me as I am not a producer or not one to ignore those who make my lyrics and music great and found these things out after the fact.

Regardless.....as a good friend of mine said to me....after the discoveries and apologies to many "these are your babies (songs i wrote) and that is YOU singing, that's what the fans love"

With all that being said, I believe there is a path I am on. This was all meant to happen and the higher power gives us gifts sometimes disguised in ways that aren't meant to be understood. I AM going to CONTINUE to believe in what I do! I'm going to play my music and get it out there to many! It is where I feel at home now. MANY have already come forward to help in this mission...to you and all that follow my journey.......THANK YOU!

Your help in getting my music out there, letting venues know my name when you hear they support local music. Sharing my web page and the fact that people can purchase CDs and t-shirts on this link too. I am VERY grateful for everyone's LOVE and SUPPORT. For without it....NONE of this would be possible!

Much love!