Being a musician can be lonely, when u spend hours rehearsing in solitude, so it’s great to get together with friends and have a release. It’s good for your soul, in order to stay sane. Friends become your family, and it’s important to choose wisely. Tonight I am grateful for my friends from all over the world that treat me like family. I love u.
You will be exceedingly glad you never settled for less. -The Universe
I wanted to update people on my journey of following my heart, and where my musical journey has been leading me as of late. Yet, again, I have re-established my intentions into the universe of following my path to becoming a songwriter, and I have suddenly been overwhelmed with a wave of energy, where I feel invigorated, and I am able to accomplish what I need to accomplish. I truly feel that when I’m moving in the direction that is in alignment with my authentic self, I am given the strength from the Universe in order to do what needs to be done. It’s truly amazing, and the energy and passion that I gain is further affirmation that I am indeed headed in the right direction.
One of the barriers and “excuses” I had told my self was, “how could I possibly have the energy to work two jobs and still rehearse for tour 4 hours a day???”…. Well- somehow I have the energy, and it’s the Universe’s way of helping me out. I can’t explain things, but I just wanted to tell people about my experience along the way in hopes that it will inspire someone to follow their dream. I will report back with new experience, and let you know how things are going.
Until next time…Yours truly,
It’s Easter, and I was reflecting on what I was doing this time last year (which was eating AMAZING Italian food in Italy)!! It was amazing, and this year I got to work for Easter and make that money! Cha-Ching! I have had a rough couple of weeks- and I feel as though I am climbing an uphill battle. It is not always easy following your heart, and there are no short cuts. I have been over worked, trying to get by, while simultaneously saving to some cash so i can record my next project. I am ready to make sacrifices, which for me means my money goes to my future, not my wardrobe. i really want to share some new tunes with you guys, and get my music out for the world to hear. haha Timing is everything and I need to wait for things to fall into place, all the mean while be preparing for any opportunities that may come my way. I think the main thing that I am learning through this entire process thus far is how important my mental attitude is, and that no matter what I must remain positive, hopeful and have faith. There’s no room for doubt!
So I am on a journey to become a career renegade and FOLLOW MY DREAM of becoming financially successful singer/songwriter, and I want to blog to you about this journey and what it takes on a day to day grind. I’m at the beginning and I want to share this experience with you, all the ups the downs, the highs and the lows. I hope this will inspire someone to follow their dream, and realize all the fears, and doubts can be crushed!!!! (I hope so at least 😉
Anyway… my first step toward achieving my this dream was to quit my day job! Whee, YES I DID IT! I quit the 9-5 job, and I got a job at a upscale Italian restaurant. The thought behind this decision was to make more time in my life for my passion, and less time for things that I don’t like to do. I needed more time and energy to play, and write, and only working 5 hours a day will afford me this luxury.
The second step I took was to come up with a 45 minute set to start performing my original tunes at local venues in throughout the twin cities. In the past two months I have performed at a variety of venues including; The Nomad World Pub, The Blue Nile, Nina’s Coffee, Claddagh Coffee, Artist Quarter, Honey Mpls, and The Wild Times Cafe! I hope to gradually increase this list!
Throughout these blog entries, I want to include my emotional process as well, because it’s been my attitude of positivity and strength that I believe that has allowed me to really achieve these goals along the way. So how did I have the balls to quit my day job you may ask? Well, It was a respected mentor in my industry that sat me down and believed in me, and told me I was good enough. Left to my own devices, I would have not believed in my self enough to make that decision, so I am grateful for those people in my life that I believe were placed in my life for a reason. So I guess I saw a sign and decided to follow the message, and that’s how I quit the job!
Well, today is thanksgiving, and I gotta get my eat on! Will check in soon!