Hello From The Other Side

Literally how I felt while writing this blog.

The song was playing over and over again in my head throughout the entire writing process.

It’s been quite awhile since I’ve blogged, and like every cliché, dedicated blogger out there—I’m extending a sincere apology to those who have kept up for me. Of course, for all I know, “those who have kept up with me” constitutes my mom and my imaginary cat.

I always try to be on the low expectation side of things, so it’s a pleasant surprise when anyone approaches me about my blog.

I went back and forth on deciding if this was going to be a “2015 in review” post, or if I was to pick up blogging as if I hadn’t left this wide chasm of silence between my previous post and the present.

So I guess this post falls somewhere in between, since I am always a proponent of indecisiveness.

To those of you who always wait in the line at Starbucks, McDonald’s, Chipotle, etc. and know exactly what you want from the moment you walk through the franchise doors:

“There’s such a difference between us.”
-Adele, Hello

Like I said, the song is relevant.

So. 2015.

I spent a semester in Nashville at the Contemporary Music Center, learning my craft and eventually venturing on a college tour.

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I graduated.

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I spent a year getting to know and love one of the coolest people I’ve ever met.

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Spent a summer job searching and songwriting until I could make it to Nashville.

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I made a huge move to Nashville to pursue a journey I’ve always wanted to take. Funny thing about going on a journey—you never know where it’s going to take you. Embracing the essence of “journey” is to resist the normal, and give into the change.

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I’ve discovered a community in Nashville that was unlike any other: good company, excellent music, and a constant influx of exciting adventures. No day was the same.

I don’t want to be excessive about explaining my love for Nashville. You can deduct from the majority of my social media, rants, and blog posts that I fell in love with the city. And mind you, when you fall in love with a city, you don’t just fall in and out of love.

The lovely thing is, change makes me realize how young I am. I have so many years to explore, to travel, to grow into the life I want to live.

So, this 2016 I’ve uncovered a new layer of my journey, that isn’t in Nashville.

And yes, I’m going to leave this blog on a cliffhanger.

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