I came across an amazing article this morning shared by my friend Darrell Hazelrig, about “finding what you love and letting it kill you.”  I think you will enjoy it, so I decided to share it in my blog today.  In one short read in encapsulates the struggle and overwhelming joy that is chasing a creative dream… or anything you love for that matter.  It might be painful at times, but there is nothing more rewarding in the end.  Beautiful words.

This past weekend was jam-packed with activity, with the biggest news being that I finally got to see one of my all-time favorite bands play – Band of Horses!  It wasn’t under the best circumstances though since it was pouring rain and pretty cold outside.  At least it was memorable… I will never forget the sea of ponchos and sinking in the quicksand-like mud as he sang perfectly in front of us.  I knew every song, every word.  Their music makes me so happy.

The sun came out for a little while the next day, so James and I utilized our Six Flags  season passes and had a free-for-all all over the park! All the lines for the rides were super short so we literally went crazy jumping on everything in our path.  Rides I hate: Batman & The Ninja ( get a headache every time).  Rides I LOVE: Goliath, Mind Bender & Superman.  Rides that are still to scary for me to attempt:  Acrophobia.  I just can’t do it.  But I promised James that the next we went I would make myself!  There is also a new ride opening up this summer called the SkyScreamer, which looks like a nightmare come to life.  It’s basically the traditional swings that you see at every theme park… but 24 STORIES ABOVE THE GROUND.  I will keep you posted on if I am brave enough to try it out.  Probably not. 😀

This week one of my goals is to start getting into a regular routine with running again.  While I’ve been maintaining a three miler a few times a week, I’ve noticed that I’m just not as regular as I used to be.  Which is fine… going through phases is totally normal for me.  You can’t stay super jazzed about something 100% of the time.  I know running makes me feel good and gives me more energy, so I look forward to being more fit again.

Also on this week’s docket is to write write write.  I want to do some character development exercises and freehand a bunch of notes on paper.  I need to revisit my script schedule for an August deadline, and work backwards until I have weekly and daily milestones.  There are few things I enjoy more than an assignment, so I think this is really good for me!

Band of Horses at the Shaky Knees Festival in the pouring rain. They were wonderful and worth it!

Band of Horses at the Shaky Knees Festival in the pouring rain. They were wonderful and worth it!

James on the swings at Six Flags Over Georgia

James on the swings at Six Flags Over Georgia