It's becoming increasingly harder for me to take the time to be a part of the blog world. Which, on an incredibly good note, means that I've been as busy as P.Diddy's umbrella carrier on a trip to Seattle. I've had a one-track mind lately which unfortunately excludes the Internet, friends, and eyebrow maintenance. REGULAR BLOG PROGRAMMING WILL CONTINUE SOON, I promise. And yes...I do plan on attending Bloggers in Sin City. Holler.
It's just that lately, I've been out; living, creating, running a muck. And, taking RANDOM opportunities to feed my bohemian existence...
The last 6 days I have been "live art" in a snow globe at the X-Games.
....I'm one fidgety motherfucker, so you'd have to assume that they're paying me a ridiculous amount of money to sit still for 9 hours a day, like a mannequin, without so much as a smile or a wink while drunk snowboarders, children and the like came up and poked at the plastic globe screaming, "ARE YOU REALLLLLL???" It was the best meditation I've ever had. I spent 4 full days repeating to myself, "All is perfect, whole and complete- my dreams are fulfilled effortlessly and I shine my brilliance, today. I accept love, prosperity, health and joy in my life. All is well." I may have affirmed that "I'm a sexy bitch" a few times too for good measure, since everyone needs to feel a little like Beyonce from time to time.
Then I basically started levitating....
ah, I kid, I kid.
Sure enough though, this whole "living abundantly" motto that started Jan 1st is proving to become my reality. Sometimes when you least expect it an opportunity lands on your doorstep and though the Lady Gaga opportunity didn't work out and I cried out loud while her and Elton performed atthefucking-GRAMMYS (aka Chelsea's "Super Bowl")......other doors have opened themselves to me, WIDE OPEN DOORS with exciting opportunities and potential. And a pot of gold at the end, minus the creepy leprechaun.
Sure, it isn't ideal to choke on Styrofoam snow all day long, and literally "stand still and look pretty," basically whoring yourself out as a sex object, but it's a fun story to tell later on (this is where the hashtag #NoShame is applicable.) Plus, the bonus that I didn't actually choke and die on the snow is nice... I just ingested non-biodegradable materials into my body, for a paycheck...oh the things you'll do.....like the time I was a "fake audience member" for The Pyschic Friends network, all for a few hundred bucks and limitless red vines/pretzels at Craft Services. I DIGRESS.....
The point is, January 1st is really no different than today, or tomorrow or June 1st- the only thing that's different is my mindset. When the clock struck midnight, I vowed to myself that my perspective would change- that my thinking about LIFE, no matter how shitty the circumstances, would change.The only thing truly different is how I wake up excited about my day....and in turn, life gives me REASONS to be excited.
I'll be in the recording studio for the next few days recording with some of the best musicians out there, in one of the best studios around. Incredibly amazing things are happening in my life and I'm beyond grateful. It's amazing how many things can change when you decide to consume life to the fullest; say yes, embrace it all, kiss the bruises that give you character and enjoy the magnificence of simply EXISTING.
A year ago today, I would have never known I'd be waking up every morning to the scruffy man who is the love of my life. A year ago today, I would have never dreamed of writing the music I write now. A year ago today, I would've had no idea how immensely this blog has changed my life and contributed to it in the most superb ways; through people, long term friendships, opportunities, comfort and inspiration. A year ago today, I wouldn't have seen myself sitting in a snow globe broadcasted all over ESPN, and gallivanting around Aspen for a week either.
I am on fire. I am loving, creating, skipping, smiling like a giddy child at life. I am taking it in and loving right here, where I am, today.
So tell me, "A YEAR AGO TODAY_____________"