Wednesday, May 13, 2015

San Diego to L.A.: Part 1

Performing in San Diego, May 2013
I just checked, and it looks like the last time I provided any information about what's going on in my life was about two years ago, in May of 2013.  Although, as ever, I have many wonderful things on my plate right now, things have calmed down just a bit.  So I thought I would give a little update for you.

I had moved to San Diego in December of 2012, and as far as I knew, was going to live there for a long, long time.  I had a dream since I was a little kid of living in Los Angeles, and I had strongly considered moving there in 2010 and again in 2012.  But after 8 years in New York City, I just wasn't in the mood to live in a big mega-city again.  With that I mean absolutely nothing against New York.  I fell totally in love with that wonderful place, it did only great things for me, and I still have only love for it.  But as many people who live or have lived in NYC know, it can take it outta ya.

I was yearning for a city where life was a little more relaxed, a little more peaceful, where life could be managed a bit more easily.  I think after all my years in New York and a year of transition back in my home territory of New England, I wanted to settle in a place where I could re-gather myself with a bit of ease.

My year in San Diego was incredible.  It is an incredibly beautiful place, and I made many, many wonderful friends there.  As I chronicled here, I did a stint of 30 solo open mics in 60 days, which was a ton of fun, and a time I will remember happily forever.  I wrote a lot more songs, and started building the next great chapter of my life.

Blame - or credit - my good friend Shannon Michael Wamser (I call him Mike) for lighting the spark that finally got me to Los Angeles, where I had dreamed of living since I was a kid.  For the entire month of August of 2013, Mike did an apartment-house swap with his L.A. pal Claire.  Claire went to New York and stayed in Mike's apartment, and Mike came out west and stayed in Claire's house in L.A.  I took a long weekend and went up to L.A. to hang out with Mike.

Continued in Part 2!  Thanks so much for visiting and reading!

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1 comment:

  1. You left us hanging!! Anxious to read Part 2!