Happy New Year to you! I know that 2013 was a year of highs and lows for many of us, both personally and professionally.
Personally, I would have to say my high was spending time with the people I love the most. I've met many friends through diving here in St. Thomas. Many welcomed me into their homes last year as I traveled for business, many have been welcomed into mine.
My personal low would be the loss of my mother in June.
Professionally it is very hard to choose the high. I flew to Nashville many times to record songs for "Life's a Beach" and I must tell you I absolutely love working in the studio! It is such a rush to hear my songs spring to life through the talents of skilled craftsmen.
The surprise of the year professionally was when I was asked to perform for the cast and crew of ABC Television's night time drama 'Nashville'! This show took an unexpected turn when the key grip was diagnosed with cancer and quickly became a fundraiser for he and his family. As the news spread across the set, members of the cast asked if they could perform to help our effort. We soon outgrew the planned venue and had to find another large enough to handle the crowd. All in all, we raised $16,500 in four short hours.
I wish you the best this year. I hope your dreams come true often. I hope your heart seldom breaks.