This last month I’ve been on tour. I’d get out of bed, excited for what the day would bring. Have you ever felt that? The moment you open your eyes you don’t want to go back to sleep because you can’t wait to start your day. I had an epiphany. I live my life either planning the future, or dwelling on the past. This tour, I lived in the moment. I soaked up every second.
This last month I have lived out of my car. Crashing at friend’s houses. Sleeping on couches, lazyboys, floors, and a bed if I was lucky :) A month of playing show after show after show, meeting sooo many people along the way. It felt soo good to know that when Shani and I would walk into a coffee shop, we knew that majority of people that sat down to listen, would buy a cd. Not only would they buy a cd, every gig people would ask us to sign their cds! ha. Last year we signed probably a hand full of cds, this year, majority of people asked for our signatures! ha. (Good sign of improvement :)
On numerous occasions people thanked us for making their day. THAT is the kind of influence I want to have on people. THAT is why I’m doing music. To interact with people, and hopefully inspire them to feel!
Shani and I did it all ourselves, all the booking, getting on the radio stations, getting in the newspapers, everything! Its actually pretty easy to call up a newspaper and ask them to put your show in their calendar. It just takes organization, and perseverence. People are busy, so we had to call everyone anywhere from 5-20 times to get them to respond.
In all, I’m done with the tour, but I could go on another month! And then another after that!! I couldn’t think of a better way to spend my time! Living out of a car, seeing the world, meeting so many people, playing music EVERY DAY. Not one day went by where I wished that I wasn’t performing that day. Every day was an exciting adventure
Every show is SOO different. A crowd can drastically change the atmosphere depending on how negative or positive they are. There were shows where I felt like I hadn’t gotten any better and all my practice was for nothing. Then the next show I’d feel like I was on top of the world! ha.
Music takes persistence. When you feel you’ve failed, you can’t give up, its that failure that drives you to be better. Its a constant battle. But every once in a while you get to the top of a mountain and you can appreciate how far you’ve come
All I have to say is, I am soooo unbelievably blessed to do what I love Still have a ways to go before singing is my sole income paying the bills… But I’m closer than I was 2 years ago, or even 6 months ago. And I will make it. Because I have faith. Because I have friends, family, and now fans, that believe in me. Because I won’t take no for an answer.
Thank you to everyone that has been supportive of me.
love u all