Nothing special or thought provoking to share today, just a little trailer I put together for an assignment. I had a lot of fun with this one.
Mondays are not my thing.
I woke up this morning to a cloudy sky and what seemed to be a million things do to. And even though I have had Mondays off for a few months now, I wasn't looking forward to the day ahead. It would have been easy to stay in bed all day, sleep, and not do a thing. It would have been easy but it also wouldn't have been productive or even any fun. Instead, I decided to do what I love.
I spent a couple of hours outdoors and guess what happened, the sun came out! I took some photos and shot some footage. My day turned around in a short amount of time just by doing something I enjoy.
I'm glad I didn't sleep in, I'm glad I didn't stay indoors.
Ever wake up feeling like I did this morning? Plan to set aside some time and do something you love that day. Even if it's just for a few minutes.
I wish this post could be longer but those million things I have to do haven't gone away. I have many assignments to complete, music lessons to teach, and a few of my own personal projects to work on (I think a new EP is coming soon).
Hope you find the time to do what you love!
So I'm home and I haven't had much time to slow down. I've been back for a little over 24 hours and my time has been occupied by even more travel, a recording session, editing footage I shot on my trip, and now writing. I'm not complaining though, the last day and a half back has been a blast!
One of the pieces I put together last week is a short electronic track called "Transit". I knew I was going to be filming some of my trip and I wanted a piece to accompany the footage. I quickly threw it together one night on my iPad and edited the video this morning. Give it a watch and a listen.
I've realized that I really like to stare out of windows. And unfortunately, some of the windows I encountered while traveling were pretty dirty.
As always, you can download the song for free. Just click the music tab at the top of the page or visit www.projectatlantic.bandcamp.com.
Home, I greatly look forward to being there.
This trip to California has been great. The one thing I really wanted to do while I was here was to see something new. I got to do that (check out the photos on the photography page). And even though my time spent here has been enjoyable, from early on in the trip I had a desire to be back home. The truth is, I missed it.
Being away has really made me appreciate the things and people I'm blessed to have everyday of my life. If only being apart from them for seven days makes me feel this way then I must have something really special. And although being away and out of my regular routine hasn't been the most pleasant experience, I did find something here that I haven't had in quite some time, musical inspiration.
While in California, 3000 miles from home, I managed to find the inspiration to compose two new pieces of music (more on those later). I don't know why but there was something about being far from home that pushed me to write.
I'm glad I "got away" for a week but I'm also glad that I'll be back home shortly. I look forward to catching up with people, sleeping in my own bed, and working on some new music.
I really did miss a lot of things.
The world is a big place. I want to try to see as much of it as I can.
Traveling is one of my favorite things to do. I always jump at the oppurtunity to visit some place new. Over the past few days, I have been in California. One of the most varied places I have ever been to. In just a single day I went from rolling green hills to the Mojave Desert to forested mountains. Experiencing that much nature in one day was incredible. In fact, it became overwhelming!
Like any other experienced tourist, I had my camera in hand wherever I went. Here are a few of the things that I got to glimpse:
I've sat and stared at these images for hours now and I am constantly in awe of the place we have all been blessed to live in. Earth is a special place.
My trip isn't even halfway over yet and I am sure there will be many more things to share later on. Until then, I'll end this short post with a quote.
"The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page."
- Saint Augustine