The Top of Level 8 or the Bottom of Level 9

Hurricane Irma, totally messed with my blogging plans for this month, but she also caused a shift. During the hurricane and ensuing days without power, I had a great deal of time to think... about my career and the next moves that I need to make. Along time ago, someone once asked me "Do you want to be at the top of Level 8 or the bottom of Level 9?" This year has been a parade of second chances, from my near death experience in the hospital to almost losing everything in the storm... I've been timid to put myself back out there full force as a solo artist, but I feel that now is the time to push myself... to be completely grateful for all these chances and opportunities that have been afforded to me in the last several months and days.

I've worked so hard to get to this point, but I'm not content to rest on my laurels... I'm ready to push myself, to be at the bottom of the next level and continue the process of growth. So for now, I'm at the bottom of Level 9, but I'm determined to get to the top of Level 9 and push on to the bottom of Level 10.

Even though selfish Irma ruined so much, she definitely gave me a kick in the pants! I hope all local artists are feeling the pressure change and making using this second chance to the fullest.