What a difference a year makes. Looking back on the past two years and reflecting on my life. 26? 26 sucked. Majorly. For many reasons. It was my first year on my own in Kansas City as an adult. I fell in love and it drove me fucking crazy. I felt alone. I stumbled a lot. But if 26 was the year I fell, 27 was the year I rose. 27 was the year I rediscovered who I am. In so many aspects of my life. I reclaimed my life and decided it was time to choose myself over anyone else. What a choice that was. It fucking hurt, but it was the best decision I have ever made. The new friends that entered my life over the last two years became my people and the long lasting friendships solidified like nothing I have ever known. These people are my people. My tribe. Every single person in this collage has helped me get to 28. I would be nothing without any one of you. You truly have saved my life. Along with my people, theatre/songwriting have also played a major part in getting me this far. Exactly 5 years ago this month I moved to Kansas City from New York City. I won’t dwell on the past, but it is the absolute best feeling in the world when I see how far I have come since August of 2012. I never thought I’d perform again, and here I am working at a dream theatre of mine with such an incredible cast/creative team and I just released my second album earlier this month. Nothing feels better and makes me happier than doing what I love with people I love. How lucky am I? Oh, 27…you were the year that healed me. Chapters were closed. Chapters began. New experiences rejuvenated me. People left, better ones entered. I came close to death literally and metaphorically, but I survived. And I was revived. All I can say is thank you. Thank you to every single person and experience I came across this past year. You might not know it, but you gave me something that I will cherish for the rest of my life. And now, as I move forward into 28, I am hopeful, I am confident, I am passionate, and I am ready. I have never been so sure in myself and all that I want to accomplish with this gift of a life I have been given. So…let's begin. This is 28.