Friday morning I drove through the back roads of the Eastern shore back to Baltimore. I love riding past corn fields under perfect blue skies... and disconnecting from the real world almost completely when on vacation. We spent the week in Bethany Beach, DE & Ocean City, MD during the 4th of July week- seemed like everyone was there. 44 family members in 4 houses... hootenannies, dranks & beach time.
On Friday when I got back to Baltimore it felt like no one was around- I left the trip a bit early to get back in time for my show that night at PBR (no, not Pabst Blue Ribbon ;) "Professional Bull Riders). I was worried since it was a holiday weekend, people may not be around, but sure enough my loyal friends came out! We had SO much
fun. The show was great and everyone at PBR was amazing to us (me & the audience) - my friend/musician, Garrett joined on backing guitar, melodica on percussion - after each song asking me, "okay, what should I be on for this?" ha I love him.
I had a moment of realization - this like I don't care what anyone thinks kind of moment. I find so often we look for, or feel like we need permission to be a certain way or do something we want to do or something that feels natural. It was a great feeling to just be onstage and after lugging equipment in, all the time spent prepping - inviting ppl, working out how to make it there - to just be in that moment singing & kind of lost in the music. Sometimes being onstage feels like permission to be bold and do things my normal self wouldn't do. and I love that .