The Pushback & The Breakthrough

What an emotional rollercoaster the last few weeks have been!

I have been hard after my goals for releasing this EP. I've been submitting to 100's of Music Bloggers, College Radio Stations, Local Media, Licensing companies and Music Supervisors that find music for TV & Film. 

I LITERALLY got an eye twitch from looking at the computer too long & stressing a little too much. 

Why was I so stressed? I think the fear of what people would think, if they would even listen to it or receive it, of not getting the response I was hoping for had me so worked up!! At one point I was feeling sooo anxious and so much pushback, I had to take a break for a few days and do some soul searching. 

At the same time, everything was going wrong with the Digital Distribution of The Life EP. They had the wrong title of the EP (It still says "single" for 3 songs on iTunes! ugh!) and the CD company I was going through sent me someone else's CD's & the mug company I was trying to order through messed up my logo & I had to cancel my order. 

EVERYTHING WAS GOING WRONG. WHAT THE HECK?!?! Was I supposed to be doing this?? What did I do wrong??

There is this funny thing that happens in life when you are on the right track and SO close to your breakthrough called "Pushback". Pushback is there to discourage you from your goal, to get you off track so that you don't do what you are called to do! 

I started to put two and two together and started praying hard. Every chance I got, praying for breakthrough, encouragement and provision. 

Well, not long after I started praying, breakthrough started to happen! 

I needed Strings for my Guitar & had sold 3 CD's at my last gig & it was the exact amount I needed to buy the Strings!! Small but cool Breakthrough.

I got an opportunity to do a Radio Interview with a Station back in Ohio! It was awesome to be able to tell my story and talk about The Life EP.

A friend messaged me on FB about a really amazing music opportunity for Breast Cancer Awareness at Galleria Mall and it encouraged my heart so much!! Especially since one of my friends is about ready to battle Breast Cancer & start Chemo in the next few weeks.

I was worried about how much the mugs were going to cost up front, and honestly didn't have the money when I ordered them from the company, but I was believing they would pay for themselves in the long run. I found a different and AMAZING boutique company that makes the CUTEST mugs. I prayed specifically for the money for the mugs. Later that day I received a phone call from a friend about a music opportunity that would pay the EXACT AMOUNT I'd need to get the mugs!!! Breakthrough.

I started getting some responses back from the emails I had been sending 2 were from music licensing companies that wanted to shop my music to TV and Film Music Supervisors! I signed Non- Exclusive deals with both and I am hopeful something will happen. All it would take is for one song to be used in a show and things would start changing financially for us! Breakthrough.

I FINALLY got my ACTUAL EP! It showed up on my doorstep and I had a great relief in my heart that it was going to be ok! Breakthrough.

I got to see a draft of the Mom Life Music Video and it made me cry happy tears. I know the storyline is going to touch so many momma's hearts!! It's going to be soooo good you guys! Yet another Breakthrough.

I had a show at my friends photography studio that was really encouraging and I even saw a woman crying because of one of my songs. Then a man came up to me afterward saying how much my song Out of the Woods meant to him. That is why I do music. To bring hope, light and breakthrough to others through my story! 

I KNOW that right now is a make it or break it moment. That I have the choice to either get discouraged by my circumstances & be disabled by fear or RISE ABOVE in faith and Pushback at the Pushback! hahaha! I think the reason why the pushback is so strong is because what I have in my heart is meant to be shared to give that hope & light that people desperately need. So I won't give up, but will be motivated by the fact that I'm on the right track.

On a happy note, the physical copies of The Life EP is available on my website: www.heatherevansmusic.com/store and you can PRE-ORDER the songs on iTunes NOW!

It's all coming together. I can't wait to see what is going to happen next!!