Dear Lovely You,
This past month, I did something that caused me great anxiety and self-doubt. I took a month off of performing. If my calculations are correct, this is the first month I’ve taken off in YEARS of playing. It’s no secret that I’m a gig junkie and feel at home on stage (always have).
That’s why when I noticed the signs of burn out, I got very scared. I didn’t want it to mean that I didn’t love doing music anymore - and it didn’t. But what it DID mean was that I needed to take a break. I needed to go soak up some inspiration, live life for a bit, and get back to my writing.
That’s been the goal and mission of the month. I’ve been changing the way I choose to share. I kicked off my brand new Patreon community. And I plan to share more of what I’ve been up to, my songwriting and creative process, and never-before-heard demos.
It’s not easy to step away from something I love but I know it won’t be for long. This month, I’m headed back into the studio AND back to Macon for a show with my fellow songwriters at the Society Garden (a new venue for me!). If you’re in Macon on the 29th, check my ‘live’ page for all of the details so we can hang!
Because I took some time, I feel rejuvenated and ready to create in a new and exciting way for you all again… Thank you for being along for the ride.
Stay tuned like my guitar! ;)