I know one thing: 2014 means a whole new series of blog posts. If you’ve been keeping up with this blog, thank you. I appreciate your interest. To be honest, though, this blog was more for me than anything. I like talking to myself and having other people hear. It makes me feel good.
Right now, I’m sitting on a bench on the second floor of the Catlett Music Building at the University of Oklahoma. I’m here for two classes: Experiencing Music, which just ended, and a Vocal Class for non-music majors, which starts in about an hour. To be honest though, sitting here is this amazing building full of musicians and performers, I wish I was a music major.
This year holds a lot of possibilities for me musically. Tomorrow, I’m performing a few songs on Oklahoma LIVE! (The exclamation is part of the title of the show. I’m excited, but not excited enough for all caps and an exclamation point.) And, although nothing may come of this, one of the producers of the Fuse TV network wants to see my performance tomorrow. I’m a little nervous, but excited for the performance. It’s my first major show since the Hard Rock in Louisville.
I have a wardrobe that’s a little more full now, having brought some of my trendier clothes from home in preparation of playing more shows or having more events that I need to look good for. I’ve upgraded from just t-shirts to outfits with more buttons and zippers. Overshirts, trendy jackets, etc. The wardrobe in my dorm is packed. Luckily someone gave me some hangers yesterday.
This year feels like the year.
GOALS FOR 2014
1. Play more shows/get more recognition for my songs
2. Lose some weight (10-20 pounds)
3. Record a full-length album
4. Run a full mile without stopping (don’t laugh, I am extremely out of shape)
5. Run/walk a 5K (I don’t care if I’m dead last, this is happening)
6. Write a novel
7. Crochet a blanket
8. Write a new song every month
9. Listen to Rolling Stone magazine’s top 500 songs of all time
10. Learn to skateboard
Some of the goals may seem strange, but they’re my goals. I’ve set the bar high for this year, and I’m ready to face any challenges.
I’ll keep you posted.