The big 3-0
Jul 22, 2015 • ∞
Today I turned 30. In the last 10 years I have:
- started my career at Apple
- turned 21
- got married
- bought a house
- became a dad
I have friends who have been there to share in the triumphant times, as well as to provide support in the terrifying times.
I have siblings, by birth and by law, who are willing to go through life laughing with me.
I have parents, by birth and by law, who love me and (seem) to enjoy spending time with me.
I don’t know exactly what the next 10 years will hold, but I know that I’m blessed to spend them with an amazing wife I don’t deserve and a beautiful daughter who is more cute, precious, precocious, and intelligent than I could ever have imagined.
I also did one more thing before I turned thirty:
Its just my voice and acoustic guitar, its not the final version of the song as I envision it; I’m working on putting together the other pieces of a band as I FAR prefer playing with others to playing by myself. Its a matter of the energy - when I’m playing with other people their creativity inspires and drives me.
But it IS published in iTunes, and while it may not be the best sound quality, or best playing, or chord progression, or lyrics, I’m proud of it and the fact that it shows a commitment to actually MAKING music, not just playing it in my bedroom by myself. Its also about a very tough time after Kaitlyn was born/Lindsey almost died, where I realized I was much angrier in general than I had ever been and it wasn’t healthy. Writing these words helped me work through some of that anger.
So my plan is for the next 10 years to DEFINITELY include some additional songs.
As a side note, its available now in iTunes and should be rolling out to all the major music stores and streaming services over the next few days/week, and its also available on my bandcamp page:
I hope you like it.