Life Update – Summer 2018

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I am excited and slightly anxious to be embarking on a brand new chapter of my life. In the coming weeks I have a lot of endings and beginnings to deal with and a never-ending list of things to do. Following my inner compass will always be difficult and scary, but I know it is rewarding and worth it in so many ways. To let you in on what exactly I am talking about, I thought I would share with you a brief life update!

Summer 2018 – Life Update

  • I have been a server in the restaurant industry for 6 years now. As you might have read in my “What Serving Has Taught Me About Life” post, I am grateful for all the things I have learned while working this demanding job. However, I think I am ready to put the apron away for now, or maybe even forever. Which leads me to my first major life update – I have given my notice at work, and only have 3 weeks left of my serving job. This is bitter-sweet for me, but I know it is the right decision for me at the moment.
  • For the last 2 years, I have been songwriting for a new album of original music. For the past 9 months, I have been recording those new songs at Oak Recording Studio with my producer, Gord Richards. Last week, we completed the final mixes of the songs, and now this week, I have received the masters! Two days ago, I listened to my new album start to finish for the very first time. There has been so much work that has gone into this process and I can’t believe it’s truly complete! I am so happy and I can’t wait to release my new music to the world.
  • That leads me to the next phase of my life update: I’ve been busy creating the album artwork, promotional content and music videos. At this time I am also getting my press releases ready, planning my release tour and designing branded merchandise. All of these things on my to-do list are very time-consuming and require a lot of creative energy. Not to mention I have to get the physical copies of the CDs duplicated and ready to go for a certain date.

If you think all of that sounds like a lot of change, now let me add that I’m moving out of Toronto.

  • As you may have seen in my post Surviving a Long Distance Relationship, David and I have been in a long-distance relationship for going on 2 years now. This hasn’t been easy for either of us and we both feel like it is time to find a place we like and move-in together. We have both been busy packing up our lives at our respective places and going to viewings to find the perfect apartment. In a few short weeks, I will be moving an hour outside of Toronto and adjusting to a more quiet, peaceful life with David. I can’t wait!

So, because of my album release, moving and changing jobs, I have been quite the busybody recently. I haven’t been blogging as much as I want to be, but it is only temporary while I am going through this life update and such.

In this world, you’ve a soul for a compass and a heart for a pair of wings.

-Mary Chapin Carpenter

If you have any questions, please ask away in the comments below and I will definitely get back to you. Otherwise, thank you for your patience while I adjust to these exciting new chapters of my life!

I am so grateful that I have the freedom to follow where my heart is leading me. Thank you to those of you in my life who have been nothing but supportive and helpful!

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