Here it is, 3am…I’m sitting here in our empty house in San Antonio, and I am compelled to finally begin this blog. Tomorrow, well later today actually, I leave on a journey to live my dreams. I’ve spent 3 days packing our moving trailer, and I am exhausted. My children are maxed out, and the littlest ones are clingy and seemingly stressed at all that’s going on. But it’s time for a restart, a new beginning, and I’m ready for the next chapter in life.
I can’t in a few lines even begin to explain to you the journey I’ve been on the last 1.5 year, but it has been exhilarating, thrilling, and certainly, life changing. I will, over time, tell you my story, share my journey of the transformation of my life, and…who knows what else I’ll write. I’m not sure what will come of it, but this is my effort to live the life I want to live, and to be the person I want to be. I think I need this space, a place to write my thoughts, to put myself “out there”, a space to dance with vulnerability, and a place to dare transparency.
So tomorrow, the journey begins, as I step back into a dream I had many years ago of being an artist, a musician, a singer, an actor. For many years, I put away the desire, thinking it best to go and get a “real job”, which took me to some pretty incredible experiences. However, I have never gotten over that “thing” inside of me that wants to express my life to the world through the arts. I’ve toured with my own band, written with great writers in Nashville, sung in front of thousands, opened up for major acts, and I even almost had a record deal 2 times. I could give you a list of amazing people I’ve met and worked with…and yet, many years ago, I walked away from it all.
So, this is my story, this is my dream. I am an artist. I am a musician. I am an actor. And I am going to live this life. But there is a big difference between now and when I first began this pursuit many years ago. Today, I am married to an amazing woman, and we have 5 (yes FIVE) kids! This already has been, and I am certain will continue to be, an amazing journey. Later today, I leave to live my dreams…