Everyone needs continued inspiration to keep their dreams aloft - I don't know what your dreams are, but I know the general vicinity of mine. When I feel my dreams being "fed," I'm a happier person: I wake up more passionate for the day, and I go to sleep feeling more grateful and satisfied.
Sometimes our daily flurry of activity clouds the big picture of the course of our lives and it can be useful to shift our perspective. Each February, Rick and I go to Maui to get our batteries recharged - we get away from our perceived and imagined obligations, and "reboot." We wake up and go to sleep with the sound of the ocean washing out our brains and singing it's eternal song.
I spend most of my days with my guitar, sitting and watching the ocean as I play: scales, arpeggios, high pickin', songs, whatever. We hike, walk on the beach to begin the day or end the day and the rest of our activities we "play by ear." Rick meets with conservation partners, and I join them or not - so much to learn about conservation on Islands. I feel privileged, grateful, and my batteries are recharging in a wonderful way.
I have been taking a short video of our activities everyday, and putting it on my FB page - if you have a minute, check it out and you'll see some interesting things quickly - I am enjoying sharing the experience with everyone. I am privileged to have access to some people with amazing information about the unique culture and special places here.
I'm getting very excited about my "Raising Arizona" concert coming up on Friday, March 4, 8:00 p.m. at Fiddlers Dream in Phoenix. I'll be inviting a few friends to join me: the very talented Gregg Myers, Lyn Robert, Lisa Lentz, and the fabulous "yonatan." If you're in Arizona, I hope you can join us.