Hello, and welcome to my first official Blog post! It’s been far too long since I’ve allowed myself the time and headspace to really be vulnerable through writing. I’m excited to get back onto this proverbial horse and ride.
I’m titling my blog “Live the Life You Love…” I’ve been a fan of the phrase for a long time. You know how sometimes you can see something over and over again, maybe a picture on your wall or a note on the fridge, and eventually your eyes glaze over it and you no longer SEE it? It’s just another thing taking up space. I think that’s what happened with this particular phrase and myself. Never before have I seen those words as I see them now.
In 2010, I had an awakening in my soul in regards to my profession. I knew, in an instant, what I was supposed to do with my life. I can still remember that moment in all of it’s detail. I won’t go into all the details here, (this story is also in the BIO section of my Official Website) but I’ll give you a rundown. I was touring on a tiny island, playing music every night. At this time there was very, very limited cell service. There was a payphone on the island I used to call my parents during the week sometimes. I mostly only talked to them on Friday nights when we would take a ferry to a neighboring island. I had cell service on the ferry. One Friday I called them crying and asked that they both get on the phone, I had something big to share. Through joyful, smiling tears I told them that I had found “it.” I knew what I wanted to do with my life. I told them I was going to sing and travel the world. In that moment all I knew was that. I didn’t know how, (I couldn’t even play the guitar!) and I didn’t know when, but I knew. I knew that singing and traveling would be my life. Looking back on this night still gives me chills. I’m covered in goosebumps even as I write this.
I spent the next 5 years doing just what I said I would do. I traveled. I sang. I learned to play guitar and even started writing my own music. I was a part of a band that was doing great things. In January of this year, I made a very difficult decision to leave my band and go out on my own. It wasn’t an easy decision. It came from a place deep within me of silence and meditation. It was hard, and it absolutely sucked, but I knew what I needed to do. Live the Life YOU Love. Not the life someone else loves. Not the life you think you should be living. Live the Life YOU Love. We all have to make choices for ourselves. We all deserve to have the happiest, most fulfilling life possible. It’s scary to step up for yourself. It’s not always easy. At the end of it all you’re doing it for YOU, because YOU matter. Your happiness matters. Your life matters.
I’m glad I’m here with you all on this journey. Let’s live the lives we LOVE and encourage those around us to do the same. Let’s create our own happiness and inspire others through our joy. Together, we CAN change the world.
So many hugs,