We have officially begun! I took some time off today after a crazy week, drove to Greenville, enjoying some coffee and reflecting on the tour so far, and life in general. Thursday night, we were able to gather all of our hometown friends to kick off the tour in Athens. It is really amazing to see all your friends out there who are just supporting your dream... It's hard to describe in words the appreciation I have for each of you, who chose to come out and support, though the show went to 1 in the morning yall still showed up! I would be a fool to ever believe that no one had my back.
Last night, in Monroe, a different kind of show. But what I am realizing more and more, the reward of getting out there and taking a chance. We had now idea who was going to show up, or who would be into it, but we filled up that coffee shop! After the show, I had some amazing conversations of testimonies of my music and even my journey through pursuing forgiveness and wholeness in other areas of my life, namely - my time with my dad. Again... a surreal feeling that these humble little nights are actually making an impact in real human lives. I and reminded to always remember that the way of my God is from the bottom up, not the other way... Meaning, that all I am to do is to serve the moment God has placed in front of me, instead of focussing on what isn't and wishing I had more. It's really easy to do that in our lives and miss the beautiful thing that has been placed in your lap. Thankfulness is key.
We got back home and I stayed up late after Carly had left, and my roommates had gone to bed... full of energy, excitement and hope for the rest of the shows. The dream continues to swirl colorfully in my head. I feel, for a moment, that I am doing exactly what I am supposed to do. And though there is a deep feeling of "I have no Idea what I'm doing," I simultaneously believe deeply, "I have some idea of why I'm doing." And that, I have come to find, is the more important question.
The rest of the show dates can be found here! If you have enjoyed it, please tell your friends in these areas to check out the show. Thank you for everyone who has come out!
Also... new shirts came in last week. Pretty hot fire.