Hello my lovers,
I just wanted to post a little CHRISTMAS NOTE to you all, I'm off on holiday next week to visit my brother in the States and so I'm not going to be around much over the festive season.
2017 has been a real milestone year for me, I have achieved things this year that I never thought I could :
Best Alt-Rock single, Best Female Indie Artist, Best Wedding with Unicorns (okay that MAYBE wasn't an award but I DID get married and there WERE unicorns so...) a number one single (on an indie radio station but it was still number one!), I sang live all over the world AND still managed to actually get an album released (as well as two singles and an EP!) ... and more.
This is all far beyond what I ever thought I could achieve. I've lived in the shadow of my self-doubt for most of my life, hell I even wrote an album about it. I have spent hours, days, even weeks, doubting what I'm doing - putting myself down to the point of triggering my anxiety. But now I find myself on the verge of proving myself wrong and I might have to accept that just maybe I CAN do this after all... I could look back and think 'I wish I did this sooner' but I don't, as if I had I wouldn't be the me I am now, and the me I am now made this happen.
I'm genuinely stunned at how much has happened over the last year and how many wonderful people I have met along the way. Friends, genuine fans (I never thought I'd say THAT!) and fellow artists - all of us a jumbled mess of talent, beauty and self-doubt, striving to find our places in the wilds; but you know what guys, I think I found mine, and I think I'm finally right where I need to be.
All of this amazingness is NOTHING without YOU. Thank you all form the very bottom of my heart, and I couldn't be more sincere when I say this. Please know that I appreciate every single one of you and everything you do for me: from a retweet of one of my weird posts through to backing my kickstarter, liking my instagram photos to becoming a Patreon, all of you matter and all of you are amazing.
Thank YOU for making 2017 the very best year of my life.
Here's to 2018 - may it bring sunshine and happiness to you all.
All the love,