Sunday, January 13, 2013

Welcome to 2013!!!!

2013!!! Another new year has dawned. I don't know about you, but I am very excited about this one. I believe this year will bring amazing growth and progression.

2012 was a year of great blessings. I released my first two singles to the public. "Meant To Be" and "For The Longest Time" became available to the public in July on iTunes, CD Baby, and Amazon. That was a big step for me as a 43 year old artist. I continued to receive very positive feedback from my voice teacher peers as I shared my vocal training articles and began posting my vocal training clips on YouTube. I was asked to contribute guest blogs and began writing a new column on singing for Long Beach Independent. I taught some awesome clients who have continued to sharpen my skills as a vocal trainer, who make me very proud of their accomplishments consistently. I got to head out to Long Beach to celebrate my birthday in June as well as my best friend's in November. I did the Beachbody Challenge starting in July and lost 14 pounds. I gained new friends, supporters, and mentors who I appreciate greatly. I saw loved ones being blessed, which made my heart very glad. I even brought home a new partner in crime- a new digital piano!

There was also frustration and loss last year, though. I had really hoped to be back in California by 2012. Being patient is not always easy. To be honest, Gary, IN is not the most inspiring, energizing place to live. It can really have a dampening effect on one's spirits. I definitely had to deal with some serious homesickness. There was the loss of an amazing person to a senseless crime. She showed me so much kindness and love while living in SoCal that I so needed while being away from my family during holidays. My heart ached for her wonderful family that she adored. I will never forget her or her generosity. The world could use more people like her.

Now I find myself at the start of a new year, thankful for the growth in the past one. I am filled with great expectation for 2013. I was blessed to have a prophetic word spoken over me late last year that has helped to get me geared up for this year.
I don't do resolutions anymore. I am simply setting goals and working on the best way to reach them.

*GET BACK TO LONG BEACH!!!!!!!! - Getting back to that great city WILL happen this year!!!!

*Tied to that is the growing of Harville Vocal Studio in SoCal. I just launched my new website to start building the momentum. I am also continuing to develop relationships with well-established vocal coaches in LA to broaden my teaching opportunities.

*I plan to release a couple more singles this year and finally get my album completed. I just launched my new artist site and will focus on building up followship through my email list.

*I will continue my fitness journey with passion. I love the Les Mills Pump program that I started doing on the Beachbody Challenge and am continuing with that before going into the next program. Earl needs to get California-ready!! I have also become an Independent Beachbody Coach and will be working to share what I am learning with others who are looking to get healthier and fitter.

*I want to continue to grow in my intimacy with God. I feel that it took major steps forward in 2012 and I will continue to nurture that. I also look forward to more regularly attending services once back in LB, particularly at Open Door Ministries.

*I will write more consistently. This applies to my music as well as writing articles and more regular blog entries.

*I will work on being less anxious and staying in a peaceful place even when in the midst of uncertainty.

*Finding a husband would be nice. :-)

These are the things that are on my mind and heart as we start this new year. I resolve to put my passion to work for me and to see the fruits of my seed-planting manifest.

Here are my three theme songs for 2013!!! ENJOY!!!