Anyone who's talked to me...pretty much over the course of 2018 knows that I've been balancing a lot of Big Life Challenges - professionally, personally, and everything in between. I've also had a few moments this year where it all comes down to a bit of a reckoning - where my wait-and-see approach is stymied by the need to take action. Most of this is stuff I haven't been able to post about - most of it still is.
But among this year of challenges, and of being called to be a better person in all areas of my life, I've also made huge strides : in my career, I completed my first ever cross country tour and booked two mini tours for a smaller band ; in my personal life, I've been able to stay mentally healthy without the need for a therapist for three months. I am trying to tell people that I love and appreciate them when it's true and relevant. I am trying to model the kind of behaviour I want to see professionally, in the hopes of making a better scene. I am critically examining and questioning what I do and why, and I am ruthlessly protecting my own boundaries and take care of myself first. I am trying to align my priorities with my actions, and honestly it feels really good.
But knowing I can handle what's coming up doesn't necessarily make it easier. So, if you've got any good vibes to send, today is the day. I know a lot of people who could use a pick me up, so use this space to put a little love back in the universe. That's all I'm trying to do. ❤️ #mondaymotivation #love #family #musicianlife #behindthescenes #priorities #practice #process #goodthings #moveonup