SOOOOO I just heard my song on So You Think You Can Dance last night.... it's one of many things happening! Read on to hear more..
Man, the last few weeks have been some of the busiest I've had in months. I may have overbooked myself a tad, but it was REALLY neat to see the things I was doing make income for my family!
In that time, our car broke down & we found a new house to move into that was going to be $100 extra a month. We looked at our budget and with the extra money I was bringing in with music we were able to get a new car + were able to get into the house we really wanted. I felt like I was contributing to our family in a REAL way. It's not just a hobby anymore, I'm officially making more than I made when I worked at Starbucks plus some!
All that being said, I feel like I've been in the "Toiling Season" where you are working REALLY hard to hopefully have a healthy thriving garden some day. It feels VERY hard some days with lots of sweat & tears and a tad overwhelming, but I'm starting to see some things break through to the surface and I know it wasn't for nothing!
One of the Cool things I've been up to is making a series of videos with my friend Danielo of Sage & Wild Co that are going to be released in October for Pregnancy & Infant Loss Awareness Month. We already shot video 1 for "Deeper Still" and it goes through the emotions of grief & it is powerful. You can watch the behind the scenes video below! We'll be recording the 2nd video sometime this month!
I also met with Megamorphosis Magazine a few months ago and shared my Story. They just released the Magazine and the Story turned out great! It truly goes along with the lyrics of my song in The Good Life "It's not been easy but it's a good life still." Life is NOT easy, but there is so much good intermixed in it! Check out the Article by clicking the link below.
My Filmmaker friend Stephen Wollwerth recently reached out to me about using my song 20 Years From Now in the most recent episode of his Show about Fathers called "Restoring the Honor" & of course I said yes! He interviewed his Step Father & it was powerful! I am so proud of him for creating a show like this! It's organically spreading on Facebook like crazy. People are definitely resonating with the show! You can check out the Episode Below, you'll hear the song at about 12:35.
You ready to hear about SYTYCD?! When "The Life EP" was released last October, I sent out at least 1,000 emails. I was on the computer until late in the night and got an eye twitch from looking at the computer for so long. I did a ton of research on Music Licensing companies that place music in TV and Film & started contacting them. I heard back from 2. Well, 20 Years From Now was just placed in the 4th Episode of this seasons So You Think You Can Dance! I happened to be watching it last night with my family and saw it and we SCREAMED and went NUTS!! Such a cool moment!! Also, I'm grateful it was in such an inspirational story!
I've been praying about getting my songs on TV & Film again so this is a MAJOR answered prayer. I also got word another song was placed in another show, so I'll be finding out which one soon! Heres to many more placements!
You can watch the clip with my song below! I think its about 30 sec into the clip.
Can't wait to see what happens next.
Keep chasing those dreams friends! Don't just dream them up, but put legs to them. For every dreamer, there has to be a DOER. If you put in the hard work & PRAY A LOT, you just might see something grow.