I'm slowly getting a nice routine down with recording these songs and filming these videos. With all the snow and rain we've had, it's postponed the latest shoot a couple of times.
In the meantime, if any of you wish to get me something special for my upcoming milestone birthday, you can get me this.
Do you consider yourself "successful"? Did you have all these high hopes and ambitions as a teenager and sort of feel where you are right now isn't living up to them? I can confidently say most people probably can relate. I know I can. I mean, I was going to be a platinum artist by now, selling out clubs and big venues, touring with Lights and Owl City. I had it all planned out. At 35 I was going to settle down in LA as a record exec and assist other artists in making massive waves. But here I sit, in a suit, at my family's funeral home, waiting for a family to come in to assist them with arranging the funeral service for their deceased loved one. Two hours prior, I had embalmed them. Yes, embalm. I went to mortuary school instead of hopping on a flight to LA. The suit I wear is at a fancy funeral home, not a fancy label office. Am I not successful though? It took me a while to answer yes, but yes, I am. I still do the things I love. Perspectives change though. Fame is fleeting, like beauty and all those other temporary things. Keep character, faith and perspective at the forefront of your mind and heart and you will, in fact, remain successful and hopeful.
Where you are right this very second is exactly where you are supposed to be. So put your seat belt on and simply enjoy the Spring breeze blowing in your hair, as it flutters every which way around your face. This, my friends, is life. Life is a gift. A beautiful, fleeting, intimate gift. Be good to it and do good with it.