Jan 21, 2013

a grateful reminder

I've got a busy, busy week this week and of course I woke up with a little bit of a sore throat:( Maybe it's stress or maybe it's just my low immune system and coincidence, who knows. But I feel like I am constantly battling sickness when I have big musical weeks. I seem to almost always be able to make it through those weeks but it sure is annoying. Oh well. Here's what my music-filled life looks like this week...

Monday teach Music Together classes 4pm-6pm
              teach Music Together guitar classes 7pm-8pm

Tuesday teach Music Together class 10:30am-11:30am

Wednesday teach Music Toegther class 3:45pm - 4:45pm
                    practice for Tosco Music Party 7pm-9pm

Thursday teach Music Together class 10:30am-11:30am

Friday afternoon I'm singing at a Tea Party my church is hosting and then I'll head down to Stonecrest with Jason Atkins to play City Tavern 9pm-1am

Saturday is The Tosco Music Party so I'll be there around 3 or 4 for soundcheck, which lasts for hours, and then I will be singing in the sing-a-long choir all night long.

Sunday I'm singing at church

This is a busy week for my vocal chords. But I LOVE to sing and I'm getting paid to sing for most of these things. That's amazing! I'm feeling so grateful just looking at this list. Sometimes it feels like just another to-do list that I'm dreading. But when I stop to realize that I'm getting paid to do what I'm passionate about...wow, then all the "work" feelings go away and I start to feel hugely blessed. My life is a blessing. Sometimes I forget that fact, but it is. 

Lately I've been so consumed with feelings of unhappiness in my career. I'm not sure why, it just sorta came out of nowhere. But today I feel like God is trying to remind me of all that He has already done and is doing and will continue doing.  I may not make much money and I may have to rely on the kindness of others sometimes but I know that God has blessed me with the ability to make a living doing what I love. 

photo byLunahZon Photography

He has blessed me with a beautiful and quirky apartment and loving and gracious roommate and dog, a family that loves me and that supports my career, friends that love me so well, and a church that I feel so comfortable at but also challenges me. A town full of beauty and nostalgia. A state full of mountains and beaches and some of the most gorgeous trees ever. A mind that although challenging at times, sees beauty in sadness and wonder in nature and yes, even believes in the possibility of vampires (more on that later). I'm grateful today and I hope you are too. 
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