Playing the game

I am really excited to announce that I am taking a jump into the dark and I am going to try out the life of a musician. Yep yep, I just decided to take one semester off from my schooling at BYU and explore the performance world. I’ll stay in Provo Utah, and I am going to keep my job at the residential treatment center I work at because I couldn’t bare to leave my girls yet. I’ve already had several gigs that just got thrown in my lap and so I’m going to start searching for more. I just love performing so much and it is so fun to see people enjoying what I love to share.

Anyhow, so if it doesn’t work out, I’ll jump back into school in the fall. I just came to the realization that if I don’t give this a full try, and really go for it, then I will always regret it. I’ll end up being that old woman surrounded by cats and as I sway in my wooden rocking chair I’ll be thinking what if? Ok, that was way over dramatic but I think Lucille Ball nailed it when she said, “I’d rather regret the things I have done then regret the things I haven’t done.”

SO off I go on a self guided adventure to see where it takes me. If it doesn’t work out then I’ll be back in school in the winter and that’s a pretty good worst case scenario. Many people let the fear of striking out keep them from playing the game…cheesy quote I know, but I just watched Cinderella Story the other day and even though its a terrible movie I quite enjoyed it somehow and…oh dear I’m rambling now. My point is you can stand there and watch life fly by and be filled with empty “what if” statements overflowing with regret, or you can jump in the race and give it your best shot. I’ve learned that it hurts when you put yourself on the line for a dream, but you’ll get farther grow from the experience regardless of the outcome.

So, hopefully I’ll get out to perform for all of you as I begin my road of traveling. If you’d like to have me come out and play, email me and my manager can give you the details. From this I want to tell the world to always follow your dreams and “don’t let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.” Cheesy I know, but great:)

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