2014 - Exciting Times Ahead!
I've just arrived back to London after an incredible two weeks at home in Ireland. It was so nice to be home with family and friends - cosy nights and movies by the fire, hiking in the crisp, cold winter air, eating crazy amounts of turkey and brussel sprouts and enjoying great catch-ups with friends I don't ever see enough. It's always good to get home and get back to your roots!
But now it's back to London - back to work, music, bills, banter and a very busy year ahead. I have to say, I'm very excited for what's ahead this year. I think I always get a bit excited around this time of year. January... a time for resolutions, changes, planning, moving and reflecting.
2013 was truly an incredible year for me and I am so blessed and so fortunate to be able to say that.
I travelled a LOT and got to spend loads of time in the US (mainly in Nashville but also in New York, Connecticut, Boston and even Alabama!). I grew closer to those that I love, I got engaged and celebrated my engagement in Mallorca with my family in July! I worked 7 different jobs (everything from a bartender to a nanny to an office assistant). I wrote some killer music with some insanely talented musicians and I made some lifelong friends. I recorded an EP in Ireland and even got half-way through recording a second EP over the Christmas break!
I moved from Ireland - Nashville - Ireland - Nashville - Ireland (very shortly!) - London and then began my UK-based adventure in October. Here, in London, I built new foundations for the coming years. I found a job, a house, a band, a music-team that believe in me, a local coffee shop, a group of new, exciting friends and a gym to help me de-stress in my downtime!
It has been a busy year but I am so fortunate to be able to say that it was filled with so much love and laughter. I am so grateful for all that 2013 brought to me and I can only hope that 2014 will be half as exciting!!!
It's certainly off to a great start.
Thanks 2013 for giving me so much opportunity and belief in myself and my music! Thanks to my incredible family and friends - you guys are my backbone! Thanks to my Nashville family, to those of you in London who have made the transition moving here a little easier, to my fiancée who is moving his whole life to London in 3 weeks to be with me, to my new band who are so talented and supportive and to whoever up there is looking out for me from above! You're doing one hell of a job!
Here's to 2014!!!!!!
HAPPY NEW YEAR Y'ALL!!!