My friend Jomar (who was gracious enough to be my buddy for the night alongside Ashley, his fiance) - this was his Instagram post from last weekend’s awesomeness.
Who would’ve thought I’d be in some LIVING ROOM (well, Dave Hodges’ living room) singing along side 2 of my musical heroes? I wouldn’t have guessed it. And I don’t care (still don’t) that David and India know that I super fangirl when they’re around. I allow myself to be a nerd/geek when it comes to these things. All my “cool” factor (if any) goes out the window.
DRH was singing harmonies when I sang “Skyline.” And India sang a song nobody has heard before and it was wonderful. She’s been in the studio with David for her upcoming album. It was a “musical high” for the lack of a better term.
I’m sharing this not to boast or brag. I’m sharing because I genuinely thought the likelihood of something like this to happen in my life was pretty darn LOW. If you base life on sheer statistics, you’d probably agree with my assumption.
I’m sharing because I know all of you out there are dreaming big things or maybe dreaming similar dreams to mine. Keep in mind that I wasn’t this “hot shot” artist who had a ton of connections starting off. I didn’t have a “mama’ger,” “dada’ger,” agents, managers, MONEY, or even a location conducive to this kind of career and still don’t (TEXAS!). I wasn’t born in the music industry so I had to learn from scratch at a ripe age of 17. My road hasn’t been easy.
Where I’ve been and where I am now is because of the culmination of hard work, faith, and good ol’ fans/friends/family believing in my craft. It makes me cry just thinking about it. There were plenty times that I just wanted to live a quiet life and leave this music grind behind. I’m still open to the idea.
But meeting India and her walking across the room just to talk to me - then telling me that she’s a fan of my work …and David - just being this supporter of my music (he introduced me to India) … Shows me… Well, more like… slaps me on the face - wakes me up from my slump and tells me that I’m at least doing something right.
I guess all-in-all, I’m just thankful. You should be too. Not because of what I had accomplished but what greater accomplishments we all have yet to achieve.
Dream big. Stay humble.