One of the most important things I have done for myself was to return to music after several years, which is what inspired "Diving In." Music and art have always been with me, but the art was way easier to share. I put away music for other interests. Although it was nice to travel the world and to have my paintings in exhibits, the songwriting kept hounding me. In the winter of 2015 I took my rough songs and recorded my demos for an EP, but by the summer I had an album's worth of music which led to "Chocolate Happy Cake." And then by spring 2016 I was performing again and won a nomination for an Independent Music Award in NYC for "The Ride." It's amazing how one little step leads to another, simply because I decided not to make excuses anymore for what I love to do. It has been a great ride: sometimes very hard and other times magical, and I am grateful for that.