I love the end of the year. I don’t always see it, but fresh starts are the way to go, and there’s nothing better than starting a year off with a fresh new vision. My vision for this new year: to make a dent. I’ve been reading about Steve Jobs and think it’s time to take some of his advice. He was successful and rich, yes, but what I find most important about his accomplishments is the fact that they were built on a vision. He wanted to change the world, not change the number in his checking account. Though the latter is nice, I’m sure, and wan’t entirely absent from his desires.
A part of this new vision thing, is a rebranding of Annie Ruygt, now to be ANNIE RUE. New musical direction, new artistic choices, new experiences, and new choices to make my music a part of the community, not just an internet endeavor. The first step is taken with my friend’s invention of “The Balloon Project”. The tagline of this project is a quote from Lao Tzu, “When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” This selfless project of mastering the release of negative emotion will be a theme in my new work. I love the idea, and plan to take it to another level of being a collective that reaches out to the community and spreads positive messages. I hope you’re as interested in this idea as I am, and if you are, you can “like” the Balloon Project’s Facebook page. It’s going to be an insane experience, and I hope everyone gets on board!
Happy new year, and I look forward to sharing all that I am with you after the holidays. I’ll be working hard these last couple weeks, putting together the ideas I’ve been developing. Cheers and see you in January! Love to all!