Wednesday, January 10, 2007

New Years Resolutions

Every year I tell myself I'm going to make resolutions for the new year and I'm going to stick to them. That usually lasts about a week - if I make any at all! My mom is the missionary for writing goals and I am the WORST about it! You know, the top 5 resolutions that everyone writes are always on my list - exercise, eat healthier, go to church, volunteer, spend more time with family and friends - and on top of those I also say something about improving my guitar playing. Throughout the time that I have been doing music - going on about five years now - I have said to myself that I was going to start playing my guitar at shows. Well, in my defense I have at a few - but, I play with such great musicians it always seems like they should do what they do best and I should stick with what I do best and I never really stuck with the commitment.

Well, thanks to my friend, Sarah, who is truly showing what friendship is all about and shoving me off the cliff, I am playing a show with her in February, her on violin, me on guitar. I'm terrified!!! But, it sure has put a fire under me to get my act together and do something with it! So, that's right, here comes project number 4 on my plate! The Sarah and Carrie act. 30 to 40 more songs in my book. More songwriting. It's awesome! How many songs do I know and perform regularly now? I've lost count. I think we're climbing up to the 200 count. I can't remember what I did yesterday or what I'm doing tomorrow, but I can remember the lyrics to 200 songs. Go figure.

It's January 2007. Life is flying by and I can't even seem to catch my breathe. If there's a way for the world to spin just a little slower - I would sure appreciate it - at least until February!

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Fall is Here

Fall is upon us and as I do at the beginning of every season, I truly feel that fall is the most beautiful. Next month I'll say winter, but for now, the most beautiful is fall. The leaves have changed and are starting to fall, the air is crisp and the days are short. Fires are in the fireplaces, football is on tv, coffee shops are full. It's mid-November already and I feel a panic in my heart by how quickly this year is flying by. My birthday is tomorrow and I swear I just had one!

So, for my birthday, it's all about indulging myself and spending time with friends, family, loved ones. Have some fun. Have some great conversation. Take a big time out from life and just enjoy myself. That's exactly what I intend to do! Even though birthdays aren't quite what they used to be (now I really feel the age!) I still firmly believe in celebrating - however you want! Be it with a great meal, buying something special for yourself, doing something you wouldn't normally do for yourself - treat yourself to something good! It's another year and you're still kicking! Celebrate another year of amazing memories!

So, that's what I'm going to do. Celebrate.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

New Song

Here's a song I wrote and recorded with Mitch Bell called Knock Knock...Just go to the button with the music will play the song...hope you like it!

Broadcast Yourself LIVE

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

So....this is blogging

Well, I don't exactly know what has possessed me to start this blogging page. I already have a myspace page. I suppose I'm getting sucked in to the internet one website at a time. Just thought it would be fun to put stuff out there - have a place to feel free to share more than just my music experiences - although that will most definitely be a huge part of what I talk about considering it's my life. More to come...