Here's to a magical, musical 2015!

HAPPY NEW YEAR, friends!

I know most of you are in 2015 now, dreaming up the wildest, most fantastical adventures you could have in the year to come, and writing your wishes on handcrafted paper to keep in a jar by the door. Or, perhaps you're just making a sandwich. Either way, I'd like to thank you for your support and encouragement in 2014!

I still have an hour left before the new year begins...because at this very moment, I'm writing to you from Austin, Texas, y'all...the live music capital of the world! I'm here visiting family, but I've been enjoying checking out the music scene and meeting local songwriters too. More on that soon.

In the meantime, I'll leave you with the latest piece of music that's inspired me. On these cold Austin winter days, I've been curled up on the couch with my two-year-old niece watching a delightful animated children's film called Room on the Broom. I wasn't planning on watching it, but the soundtrack by French composer René Aubry got me hooked!

Here's one of its prettiest musical themes:

The film (based on a book) is a lovely tale about magic and sharing, and it represents what I'd like 2015 to be for me - full of exciting new ideas and adventures, enriching friendships and beautiful music.

I hope it is for you too. Dream big! xox

P.S. Did anyone notice the Eleanor Rigby reference I made earlier?