•In Deep With Transition•
I can feel the tender push of life pressing against my chest almost pulling all the air out of my body. Is it stress? Is it anxiousness? Is it joy? The only way I can describe it would be an experience many of us have had with looking over a cliff and everyone is cheering your name to jump, but you are 35 feet in the air and while it may seem like an easy jump from the ground, the top feels TRIPLED in height. You know if you stand up there to long it only causes more fear, but if you decide to jump, you’ll shut up the people around you and you will conquer everything that you’ve felt inside leaving a feeling of “what's next”, I can take anything. These last 3 months have been just that. I just haven’t made it to the top of the cliff yet. It feels reachable, but everything tells me to be patient. “Slow and steady wins the race” I’ve been told, but I have never been taught how to do that… Living in a time where we want everything now, how does one go the opposite route especially when you are in the biggest transition to date? These things have brought me to a place of which I have maintained and trusted the process:
•Saying yes to the doors that open even if its not how I pictured it.
•Destroying the expectations of how I think it should go.
•Speaking life over friends (doing this goes full circle. It always comes around when you need it most.)
•Giving your all to the “ONE THING” whatever that is…find it and don’t stop until you become a master. You will be surprised at what doors open.
So yea… I’m in deep with transition. I’m scared and excited for what's to come. When I get to the top… I’ll do a cannonball off that ledge, because what’s the point of jumping into your next season without joy. Don’t miss the goodness of each step. It's there for a reason.
Studio vibes are feeling good! @capchampion EP is in the works and I will be personally releasing more film scores soon. Keeping the hustle in full gear. Hit me up if you need any work done ( session player, EP's, producing or song writing).
•TIME•this illusion that makes us all rush through life rather than enjoying where we are today. Recently I have been thinking about what if today is my last day on earth… it’s defiantly been freaking me out. Not in a “I want to end my life kind of situation”, but more of a “if it all ended today… what legacy did I leave behind.” It really has been adjusting my perspective on life in general but actually has been allowing me to focus on a more intentional level. Sometimes it’s easy to give your all into something and miss everything else around you. Becoming selfish so that you can get to where you want to be (wherever that truly is). I believe there is a time for learning your craft and becoming excellent, but I also believe there is a time you step in to relationship to those around you and learn to become intentional with the people you love. My process is driven out of passion and perspective, a constant changing perspective. I will win some and lose some battles on how to grow. Failing is a part of life and I have come to enjoy that aspect of it. I guess what I am saying is don’t get so caught up in your vision that you miss celebrating others around you. You have one life on this planet and its not all about you. Don’t waste your day on a YOLO experience. Pouring into the person next to you is the most life giving thing you can do. A true leader empowers those around them. •Empower•Focus•Hustle•Repeat.
Check out my new song •LIFT• check out link in bio for full play 🎻
My beautiful wife of 6 years.
I am so thankful for you and the level of joy and passion you bring to our marriage. You are inspiring and courageous. We have lived in some fun and bumpy times but I wouldn't have changed a thing. I love that I get to spend every second with you and that we get each other. I love you so much and wouldn't have pictured this any differently. Happy anniversary best friend 🥂
Last night I saw @_coryhenry and the Funk Apostles... a stage full of masters that literally may have shocked themselves at where they went. It was unreal and absolutely inspiring beyond belief. @nicholastsemrad ... achieved the most mind blowing soul encountering prophet playing I have ever heard. These guys brought a new flavor to Funk. Slay on Funk Apostles ✊🏽
Proud of this guy. One of the most talented passionate loving men I have met. I am proud to call this guy Paps. Look forward to many more years of memories and good vibes with you. Love you @rmbrier
Seeing @sigurros for the first time is one of the most spiritual experiences I've had in secular music. There is nothing more inspiring then watching a master at what they do. Completely in awe...
The greatest dream I could ever dream. Best part is it never ends. A lifelong vision that can only get easier or harder. Best advice... learn to be fully present during the good and bad. Our first two years of marriage I worked hard at being available to feel and be there for my wife. Failed multiple times. I am no master at this...yet... but I can say I'm no amateur anymore. I've learned that connection and communication is key. Selfishness,impatience, and shutting down your emotions will only lead to destruction. You will never find what you are looking for living in those things. Your relationship is a legacy. How will you live yours? Basic....or full of intimacy?
Wrote this piece watching the Apple TV screen saver 🤘🏽. Check out full version in bio!
Another show in the books for 2017! Thankful that I'm continually getting to see fruit from hard work. Sometimes it feels like I'm stuck in slow mo, but what I've been learning from this slow experience is to live in it. It only creates a more immense capacity of patience and passion.
Fly your way over to a show I'm playing at with @rogerjaegermusic Wednesday Night! Get ready for some sitar madness 😎
Details below. • •The Stillery
•113 2nd Ave. N, Nashville TN