On Tuesday, I woke up, packed my car and moved to Nashville. Didn't think twice about it, I just did it…
There are times in your life when you get this feeling about a thing or a place and your heart is screaming at you to go and find out why it feels that way. You know, kinda like when The Black Eyed Peas had a feeling that tonight was gonna be a good night and they all went out and got out of control and indeed had a good night. Anyway, I've always been one to listen to that feeling, no matter how wild it is. I've spent a lot of the last year wandering around the country and something always drew me back to Nashville. For now I think it's time to stay put in one place. It's time to challenge myself in a new city and continue learning and reaching for the stars. Who knows how if this is temporary or permanent but I'm here now! We don't get second chances in life, we're all capable of adding layers of different experiences to our lives and this is mapping out to be an amazing one!
Here I am drinking iced coffee in front of my new place on Music Row.
I am happy.
If anyone has known me for a long time you may know that I've always been that little weirdo who obsessed over music growing up. The kid with the band shirts listening to music in the hallways. When I first heard about this little band called Pearl Jam my whole life changed. It was the first band that I connected with on a deeper level. The band that I'll drive far away for and wait hours and hours in the line to see them close up. It's that band that I cannot go a day without listening to because they mean that much to me.
Well today, I received approval to take photos of Pearl Jam in October. A few hours later I also got approved for another band that means a lot to me -- Alice in Chains. I am in complete shock and I swear this time I had to punch myself real hard to make sure I wasn't dreaming. I'm not writing these posts to brag or show off the things I get to see/do - I do this hoping to inspire someone, anyone. I was that little weirdo with a dream to work with the music that I love and I never stopped believing in myself no matter how crazy it felt at times. The fact that I NEVER stopped believing in myself is the reason I want to tell you to pursue whatever it is you truly want to do in life. We all have the potential to do anything we want as long as we do it with passion and never give up even when the world wants to bring us down.
Every single time someone tells you that you can't do something - smile and just use that as fuel to keep on going and prove them wrong. Don't be afraid to take a risk/chance… if I never did I don't think I could ever experience the happiness that I am feeling right now. . .
I want to take a minute to thank the coolest boss in the world for all of the amazing opportunities that I've had the past 2 years. It's such an amazing feeling to have someone who truly believes in you at your side. Thank you for giving me the chance to make my dreams a reality. You've done so much for me already and I can't thank you enough. You rock, Frank! Here's to many more years ahead!
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I have always been such a HUGE fan of Incubus but it wasn’t until recently that I started to read and watch interviews of Brandon Boyd. I haven’t felt such thriving inspiration from another person (whom I already deeply admired for his music with Incubus) as I have since I’ve been getting to know him as an artist and as a real fuckin’ person. To see all that he has created and accomplished in his life all while still being a humble, genuine person is truly beautiful to me. This dude has inspired me to plug into my own creative ether and see what I myself am capable of. . .