Archive for January, 2011
Happy New Decade! Happy New Moment!
Hello!! I came back from LA on my birthday, November 17th, closed my eyes for a bit to get out of my jet lag and was fortunate enough to roll right into a full time 9 to 5 in Rotterdam. I took on a day job to save money to go back to my new home: Los Angeles. 40 hours a week, 8 hours a day: it’s pretty difficult to pull myself together at night, be vulnerable and open, and pour out songs and pixie dust and all that magical, silly stuff I love. But how sweet it is to be able to work towards my goal, towards my dream… It feels so good!
And LA… Oh, LA! Yes, I got sick the first week because of the smog, but the rest of my trip was as healthy to my spirit as pure oxygen. The new friends I met, finally seeing my old friends again, what a breath of fresh air that was! I truly made a new family, away from home, the whole experience was so genuine and warm. We keep in touch and it’s funny, some of them have been coming to Holland for shows and distance feels like a technicality, an illusion even. And it is. I really feel like I could live there and will make it my home soon. I have no idea how it’s going to happen and when, but I do believe that me putting in the effort, giving it all I have, will help turn the key and my door will open.
In the meantime, I am here in Rotterdam, working every day (and night!), writing songs and planning more videos. The Girl From Mars video has over 40,000 views already, the response has been incredible! It was made featured video on YouTube, 159 people made it their favorite video on YT, it got posted on lots of blogs and facebook pages, people are still sending me messages and leaving comments… Wow, thank you!! I was also made YouTube partner, which enabled me to enhance my YouTube page, add photos and clickable buttons for this blog, facebook and twitter. I’m talking to promotors here in Rotterdam for gigs and some of the most incredibly gifted people in LA are working on music for me. It’s absolutely not easy to keep myself motivated sometimes, with all the bills I need to pay, getting very little sleep and the visa being a challenge. And then I talk to my friends and family, open my email and there’s another stream of lovely messages from people I do and do not know and I feel so many hands on my back, keeping me from falling and even pushing me forward. Every single “like”, every comment, every smile, every hug and every friend request pulls me closer to my destiny and I thank you. I am continuously sending you the brightest light I can ignite and the warmest love I can conjure. I hope you can feel it the way I feel you.
Feel free to add me on facebook and go to my “Fly me to the Moon –> LA” album to see my photographic LA story.
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