Reviving Old Dreams in the New Year…
Have you ever felt like you let an old passion fade away as you moved on into the “real world”? Ever felt like a part of you was hiding under the surface, waiting to be uncovered at just the right time? I’ll be honest, and be the first to say a big “YES”; these are some thoughts that have come to mind in my recent reflections over the last few weeks as 2016 begins to wind down.
In a recent post about the busyness of Christmas season, I talked about the importance of reflecting this time of year.
Okay, so I have been doing some personal reflection in a lot of different areas over the past few weeks. There are a few areas that I find vitally important to my family and I…these include but are not limited to Family Life, Spiritual Life, and Work Life. As I have been thinking and praying over the past few weeks, I have had this continued tugging at my heart to revive and share the passion I have for songwriting and encouraging others through words and melody.
If you don’t know me yet, I have always been a writer and absolutely love to get lost in the creative process; but even more important, I love what impact and power that music can have. It’s such a powerful medium and gift that can transcend across generations and cultures, kinda like a universal language that can bring comfort during difficult times or a dose of joy to give someone that extra kick in their step to get them through the day. Though it has been a few years since I have brought a project to completion, I have never stopped writing and I have notebooks full of scribbled notes, and voice recorders full of ideas just waiting to come to life. I even have a few songs that I would consider finished – they just need to be recorded.
If I’m being honest with myself, this is an area that I have felt passionate about and felt God calling me to since I was a Junior in college, though since becoming a happily married man and soon to follow – father, it seems as though I have put it to the wayside, and I don’t regret it the least bit. Family is my most important priority God has blessed me with and I love them.
So this most recent season of life has been making sure my family was taken care of and provided for, and knowing deep inside that one day I’d be ready to pick up where I left off and let God use me as I am, where I am. In the past, something I think held me back was thinking I had to do it all on my own, yet I know it is far from the truth. If you would like to join the journey of reviving and bringing my passion back to life, I’d love to welcome you to join me. You can start by downloading yourself these 4 songs, and I’ll continue to keep you updated on this journey.
So how about you, are there any passions that have been waiting in the wings, ready to emerge again? How can we be an encouragement to you in walking confidently towards it?