For the last month I have withdrawn a bit from the normal routine of my life and have found myself in a little Creativity Cave. I realize that is a terribly cheesy name, but I can’t think of a better one.
Have you ever felt the imminence of Something Happening, thought you maybe knew what it was, and then it ended up looking completely different than what you were expecting? Well, that’s been my circumstances the last few weeks. I kept feeling like I was getting ready for something to shift, move, happen, and I thought I knew exactly what it was and I was excited. I saw the road ahead, that coveted goal line, and was headed right for it.
And then everything went crazy. Or maybe it was just me that did. All I know is, almost from one moment to the next I felt like nothing was ok, and I was ready to hang up several of my hats and call it a day. A really, really long day. And I was prepared to never wear some of those hats again. Then, slowly, I started to understand that God was still leading me into some changes, but in a different way than I expected. And as I have been letting some ideas go, I am embracing new ones, and excitement has begun to grow again.
Part of the new happenings is that I have begun recording songs for my new album at Black Cat Studio. Three of the songs will be done very shortly, and I am beyond excited. To hear songs that have only been skeletons begin to grow flesh in the hands of some extremely talented people has been an amazing experience. I will keep you posted on when those will be available to hear.
I also have another project in the works, one that is kind-of an unexpected turn, but one I am so excited about! I don’t want to spill the beans about it just yet because it is just in the planning stages, but I’m looking forward to getting it all into focus and launching this baby. I will be posting more soon!
What am I learning from this? To keep an open mind. To read the signs, and really listen for God’s direction when He’s getting ready to open a door. To not be discouraged when something looks different than what I expected, because it could end up being even better than what was originally in my head. To wait for God’s timing because He knows how all the steps work together SO much better than I do. And to not think everything’s going to be rosy because I’m being led to a new place. There will always be giants, some that just come with the territory, and plenty of my own making.
I will post more news as I have it!