- A little love and inspiration
If you had a hidden camera in my place this past weekend you would seriously ask yourself if these girls were 15 or 30. And not the sliver of a 15 year old’s life that consists of gossiping and temper tantrums. But the part that is carefree and full of slumber parties.
From Friday night to Sunday morning I hosted my friends in town for my best friend’s bachelorette party. And we laughed so hard that most of us were hoarse by the end of the weekend.
The week was topped off by being completely inspired by attending the NSAI awards in Nashville. Where the best (past and present) songwriters in Nashville are awarded for their creativity, process, and extreme talent. I heard speech after speech of songwriters who moved to this town with a dream, a passion, and a nickel who went on to write country songs like “The Dance.” And in case you were wondering Garth Brooks took the stage to sing a few songs and I nearly lost it..
To sprinkle this blog with a little dose of reality (so that you don’t get the impression that my life is all peaches,) I was faced with the drug addiction of a person very close to me. This person is so deep in that I am having to accept the possibility of losing them. My heart literally broke into a thousand pieces after visiting them a few weeks back and hearing from them this past week. Seeing their frail body and hearing the hopelessness in their voice was one of the hardest things I will ever do. FYI - that person does not read this blog and I am one of the few people that know about their drug addiction.
I live by these words and they ring more true this week than ever: Go hard after your dreams. Be open-minded. Love people.
My week at a glance:
Got the new dining room light in for one of my clients:
Nashville Songwriter Awards Show (yes that is Garth)