Although Laura retired from professional music in 2009, she will always be a musician at heart and still enjoys music as a hobby today. She loved recording four albums and three Christmas Albums and playing more than 50 venues on the Truck R4 Girls Tour. As a hobby, Laura is planning to record her new album titled "Black Blood" in 2018. The title of the album is a forensic metaphor about blood (of course). When a victim is blindsided and stabbed in the back perforating the plural cavity, the lung fills with blood. Simply speaking, oxygenated blood is red in color, but when blood leaves the body and is no longer receiving oxygen, it turns black or dark in color. Therefore, the album "Black Blood" is a metaphor that describes the feel, tone, and lyrics of the songs of the album. Written over the past decade or more, Laura has compiled 10 songs about pain, heartbreak, grief, growth, rising from the ashes, resilience, and survival. A dark step from her other jubilant albums of the previous decade, Laura hopes this album will emotionally connect with people and help to inspire them to fight harder, live free, and grow from pain. Overall the album is intended to inspire others in line with Laura's motto "Aspire to Inspire."