Ch-ch-ch-changes!

It is nearly Christmas, nearly the end of 2015, and nearly the start of some new adventures!  Next week is my last week working in the Extension Office as my county 4-H Coordinator!  After that I'll go back to living the life of an odd-job-working rancher girl who sings.  Which means I have to remember how to be thrifty again...

But I'm really excited to focus on my music and get some new songs written!  Here's a secret... I haven't written a single song since The Things We Gave Up was released.  So when people ask when the next album is coming out I smile nervously and say, "Don't hold your breath!"  But here's the thing, I don't want to rush the next one.  It took me almost ten years to write that first album!  Rushing=crappy in my case.  But I can feel several songs stewing inside me that will roll around for awhile and then just come out one day.  I have a feeling that spending more time outside in the snow, watching my breath puff and listening to cows munch hay will improve my muse.  I'm nervous as hell to quit drawing a steady paycheck, but I've done it before and I can do it again!  The freedom!  You only live once.

Here are some things I'm looking forward to in 2016:
- Taking guitar lessons!
- Riding the new 3 year old gelding I just bought, and having time to ride him
- Calving!  (It's right around the corner, just look at a calendar)
- The Outside Circle show at the Star in Elko on January 29th... be there.
- Turning...gasp...30!
- Catching up on my hand-painted silk scarves list
- Improving my roping skills.  I'll get there someday.  And by 'there' I mean basically proficient or mediocre.

Watch for my next post, which will be on the things I've been grateful for in 2015!

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  • Terry Nash

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    Good luck Caitlyn! I have a suspicion you'll succeed at whatever you toss a loop at. Merry Christmas! See you in Elko!

    Good luck Caitlyn! I have a suspicion you'll succeed at whatever you toss a loop at. Merry Christmas! See you in Elko!

  • Deb

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    Gonna miss you lots Caitlyn!! Excited for you too though!! Freedom!!!! Merry Christmas and Happy 2016!!!

    Gonna miss you lots Caitlyn!! Excited for you too though!! Freedom!!!! Merry Christmas and Happy 2016!!!

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