Living The Dream

Sometimes as an indie artist, it's easy to get bogged down in what is not happening in your career. We so strongly want what we want and have a hard time seeing the beautiful "little" things that are going on right around us. I've been really focused this month on completing my February Album Writing Month Challenge. So focused in fact that I've been a little negligent on my duties of booking dates and performing. Don't get me wrong, February is typically a "slow" month; but it's almost like I've been in hibernation. When I finally realized this, I felt panicky for bills to be paid and future plans that I had that were going to need to be financed. If you don't know this, it's hard to write when panicked.

In the midst of the storm, I made a decision. While, I can both write and handle the business side of my career, it helps to not have such a large challenge hanging over me. Since, the month was almost over anyway, I decided to focus on the writing. After all, I'm going to need some great songs when I head out to perform again. Once that was resolved internally things just fell into place. I booked several performances that would keep me in town and pay the bills. They happen next month so I'll be done with this writing challenge. Additionally, I've been given two (not one; but two) opportunities to be a part of some big shows. One, I can't reveal quite yet; but the other one is quickly approaching so I'll put it out there. 

I'm so honored to be opening for internationally renown guitar virtuoso, Al Di Meola. If you know me, you know I love, love, love guitar; so this is a great honor. I've come down from my cloud so I can prepare properly; but I'm still a little giddy with excitement. This is just one step in my quest! I encourage you as I encourage myself. Keep taking steps! Follow your heart and don't let discouragement distract you from everyday greatness!