Falling in love with @roland_us JX-03! Thanks @erikabrier for challenging me to start writing my own tracks/solos instead of transcribing all the time. Find people that will push you beyond your limits and run with them for life. More JX-03 tunes coming your way. 🤙🏽 #rolandspotlight
Dreaming of owning this car, cruising around town with my gorgeous wife.
Lately I have been swamped with this thing called life.
It certainly feels as if I'm getting my butt kicked in almost every aspect but not necessarily speaking in a negative way. I feel the tension of true momentum in a time where my dreams yet again feel paused...No.. maybe just slow but this time I am enjoying it. I'm 99% sure this is the process and where I'm suppose to be. Not allowing myself for one second the opportunity to look back at the 1% (my old mind set - FEAR - that it won't happen.) •
For those going through a similar time... Keep on hustling and pushing forward. Even when you feel as if you are going backwards. Backwards is the lie. Being patient is what allows you to grow in this season, especially when it feels crazy and busy.
My super talented wife @erikabrier Is debuting some new pieces and some oldies at her first art show. Come stop by @blockhousenashville tonight between 6pm-9pm! •
The newest member of the family. Stay tuned for dope videos 🤙🏽
This place makes me love the hustle. Reminds me how thankful I am that while I pursue my dreams I have a place of work that is creative, fun, constantly challenging, and carries an atmosphere of high excellence. -
If you hate where you are while you're doing the grind... find a new job that brings you life. The most defeating thing you can do is think where you are is your only option. Don't get stuck ✊🏼
Love the journey.
If you don't love the journey then you'll never get through the first quarter. - @garyvee • I feel continuously challenged in almost every aspect in life. Wether it's getting better at my craft or maybe how I do life outside of it. I am constantly confronted with a catalog of attributes or characteristics that are waiting for a new update.
You're scrolling through your iPhone at night, suddenly a message prompts saying it's ready for iOS 10.1.2. You take a peak at the fix log , scroll through a bunch of tweaks and bugs that have been fixed and quickly hit the button that says " remind me tomorrow"
We've all done this many times. Pushing it off until the next day or days...
My point being, while I've been learning to enjoy the process I've recognized an internal prompt. Updates being generated every day. A fix log that keeps tweaking or fixing. I use to feel these prompts and push them off but now I'm addicted to them. Just like when Apple releases the New iOS and you can't wait to use all the new features. •
Everyday there is an opportunity to accept the update and grow. Hitting accept may be painful or hard, it may even take time, but I promise you... what you thought was hard before and impossible now becomes possible which gives you the strength for the next time. Don't get stuck on iOS 6 when when you have the option to be at iOS 12, and DON'T expect to magically be at the newest update. You have to work hard and push through. It's the process between A-Z that makes this journey one worth fighting for.
Nashville showing off its beautiful springtime vibes.
25 was one of my favorite years so far. I learned how to learn again. I learned how to love my wife on a new level. I played my first show, I met a ton of new amazing people, and most importantly I have begun to see the first fruit from all my hard work I've put into my passion. It was an extremely rewarding year, but I know 26 will exceed my expectations and bless my family and the people around me. Cheers to another year on earth !
Dealing with your baggage before your baggage deals with you.
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These last couple weeks have been a doozy to say the least. I'm sitting down staring at my bank account, wondering what the crap is happening. Erika and I manage our money pretty good and still we are tighter then when we first got married. Instantly stress rolls over me suffocating any hope or happiness I had. Then enters the conversation with Erika where I basically rant about not spending $10 here or $10 there. My poverty mindset just demolishing any connection I have with my wife. Erika and I then get in to a argument over literally nothing but the fear I released in our home. She goes to work, I go to work and I'm miserable. My day was trashed. I felt empty, scared, and broken because I handled that situation like crap and allowed fear to take me over. This was a huge red flag to me. 1. That I gave my wife the opportunity to carry my fears for the rest of her day. 2. That I was again trying to fix it myself. 3. This fear has always been an ongoing problem with me. •
I drove home that day in desperation talking to God basically in tears. Then felt the lord say " rest in me and I will show you the new " . Felt like a wave of revelation hit me and I started downloading the upgrade I needed. Has my circumstances changed? No. Did I receive a check in the mail for $$$$ ...no. What did happen was an invitation for healing. Healing an area that I've done life in forever is scary, but sometimes you need to push past to receive a new piece of identity. I always think of my heart as a puzzle. Each time I allow healing I get a little closer to seeing what my original self is. Don't let your hurts and old mindsets swallow up your life. Realize that you have an opportunity to change that and it's better then sitting in the same spot you've had for years.
If my mindset working @baristaparlor was impatience and exhaustion because I'm not where I want to be in life, I would have missed the countless amazing moments that I've had with my barista family and the customers that come in. I would have missed the upgrade of maturity and the brave conversations that are sometimes painful to have. I always hear people say they don't have enough time for this or time for that. Don't let time be your detonator of self destruction because you are not exactly where you want to be. There is always a place for looking ahead and dreaming, just don't let that steer you away from what today has for you. You are where you are for a reason. Start paying attention to the present. • 📸: @carissadavidson 🤘🏽