REFLECTIONS and REVELATIONS

Sunday, January 1, 2017

     Well, 2016 has come to an end. While it seems crazy that another whole year has passed, I can't express just how excited I am for 2017! But before we get the 2017, lets talk about 2016.
     The past 365 days have been crazy busy, eventful, eye opening, a learning experience, and a time for growth.  I traveled to new cities, performed over 80 shows, watched my brother get married, started my photography business, started a new musical project, grew up a little bit, read a lot of good books...I could go on and on.  A lot of stuff happened!  Although I know I've done a ton of stuff this past year, it still doesn't feel like it.  I feel like the past year, really the past couple years, I've just been stuck where I am in life.  Not that I don't love my life, because I do, but I know there is more for me out there I just haven't been in a position to go after it.  
     With that said, that past couple years, 2016 especially, have still been very important and I think the most important thing about them is the growth that I have gone through as a person.  I have so many new experiences under my belt that forced me to grow up and while I still don't feel like an adult ( even though I am lol) I feel like in 2017 I can take on the next chapter in my life confidently.  And that next step in my life is       *drumroll*        NASHVILLE!
     After traveling back and forth between Nashville the past couple years, I've realized that it is really the place that I need and want to be and I'm finally in a place in my life where I feel like I can make that a reality.  My goal is to get moved down to Nashville as soon as possible and I am determined to do it!  I know it's not going to be easy and that the music industry is not always the kindest, but it's what I love and I've never seen myself doing anything else.  I simply love music.  I love writing it, I love playing it, I love the creative process, and it is the way that I express my emotions and myself.  I'm ready to be completely in and I just can't do that in Iowa (sorry Iowa, I love you, but it's just not going to work out). So here we go! Here's to opening a new chapter in my life.  Here's to overcoming fears.  Here's to being a dreamer.  Here's to taking a chance.  Here's to 2017!  
     In the words of the great Bilbo Baggins, "I'm going on an adventure!"
  

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