A reflection and a look forward
These weeks of winter break from school have been wonderful. I’ve had time to organize my songs and we have even started building a music studio downstairs, so we can do live shows and live videos! I must say, "busy" is an understatement between honors classes and working on my next albums. It can be stressful at times, but I have been trying my best to maintain a balance. Soon, I will be meeting with a school about joining their online high school. This will allow me to travel more and really work on my music. This will allow me to get more chickens and spend time with them.
Looking back on 2016, I really enjoyed every single show I played. My absolute favorite was playing at Bliss Festival because everyone was there for the music. The energy there was insane! During the summer I have got to play in Oregon, Illinois, Michigan, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Mississippi, Indiana, and Ohio. Honestly, I used to despise car rides, but now I love them. I know I am going somewhere to share my music and my passion, as well as, I got to see some really amazing and talented people play. I met some super cool people, such as Bob Margolin, Samantha Fish, and Jerry Springer on my travels!
Looking forward, I plan on playing more festivals and recording my blues album and my alt rock album. Also, since I will be online schooled I will be able to spend more time with my family and friends and I can cook more, too! These last two years of high school, I have to plan for college. I have been looking at different colleges and universities for music and so far I really like Belmont in Nashville! However, there are many more options I am exploring. When I get older, one of my dreams is to open an orphanage that gives children a second chance through music and the arts, yet they don’t have to do music or the arts if they do not wish to. I hope to travel the world, make my music well known, publish some films, and help others.
Someday, I would like to backpack Thailand off of forty dollars for one whole month. Just a dream I hope to realize at some point in my life.
We had a Christmas party with my mom’s side of the family over break as well. Our tradition is everyone draws the name of a country on Thanksgiving, then on the day of our Christmas party they each bring a dish they made from that country. It was all very delicious!
So, here is the dish of the week. I drew the country, Lebanon, so I made Vegan Moussaka.
Here is the link to the recipe http://www.connoisseurusveg.com/vegan-eggplant-moussaka/
The songs I have been listening to recently are:
Sleep on the Floor by The Lumineers
Evil Twin by Krrum
Mother by Moglii
Couch Potato by Jakubi
Cocoon by Milky Chance
2017 is going to be a great year! I cannot wait to get back into the studio… will have details out soon on that.
I hope everyone’s year is fantastic!
My next blog will have some exciting details and events to come.