After a late night, it was really nice to sleep in this morning—a luxury I rarely allow myself at home. When I woke up, I realized that today is the day! Amanda should be driving in and other friends will be arriving. Tonight we will celebrate the beginning of our Summer Tour 2016.
Amanda and I will celebrate the completion of our massive rewriting project. We made it to July, and Ravinia is happening tomorrow night!!
I did see a few posts from people who went to the Nashville show last night. Seeing that the show wasn’t rained out made me happy. No one likes seeing that happen. Everyone said the show was great, but the comments that stood out most to me were the ones about the friendship we share. I love seeing other people give testimony to things Amanda and I have felt for many years now. The love of a band brought us all together. That’s amazing. The music is outstanding, but the real gift has been the friendships we’ve made along the way. I love seeing other people react similarly.
Right now, I am so thankful for just being here and having the chance to celebrate with everyone, I still couldn’t care any less about what the band is playing tomorrow night. Something about the past week or so has really been a kind of wake up call to just enjoy the moments. I keep telling my sister and my friends that I just want to have fun and not worry. Just breathing and not thinking too hard has been a relief.
Every single time I’ve set out on one of these road trips, no matter the length, I’ve learned something more about myself. I suppose this is all as much about personal discovery as it is listening to great music and losing my cares for a couple of hours each night. This time, it seems that I’m learning how to live in the moment and not the little things get me down. (And I haven’t even been to a single show yet!)
I hope to see many of you at the meet ups we’re doing, or at shows along the way. If you aren’t already following us on Twitter, you might join in—I’m sure Amanda and I will have plenty to say, some of which might even be printable! We also have an Instagram that definitely be filling up too. We’re ready to take everyone along on this road to insanity!
The rest of my morning includes preparing for Amanda’s arrival and getting this show—Summer Tour 2016—on the road!