April 26, 2015
A couple of weeks ago, I played my first live acoustic show in well over a year in Toronto. It felt so good to be back on stage after all that time away from it. It was just like getting back onto your old bicycle after a long evil winter not being able to ride it or your big comfy couch that’s waiting for you at home after a long exhausting day at work.
Over the last few months, I’ve been busy shooting music videos for It’s Not An Excuse, It’s A Reason, recording The Reimagining EP, writing for my next full-length album, promoting Walking Proof, interviewing artists on Bridge The Atlantic and, most importantly, being a full-time dad to Skyler and River with the help of my amazing wife Chelsea all the while experiencing the many highs and lows that life throws at all of us.
Speaking of which, the very next day after I played Toronto, a close relative of mine was admitted into the hospital. I received quite a few worried messages on Twitter after tweeting a photo titled, “View from a Psych Ward Window”. I’d like to thank you for your concern but I was just visiting (for now). My relative is doing well and will be getting the help they need. Please do what you can in your daily life to end mental health stigma.
After a short month off, Chelsea went back to school last week to continue studying to get her Masters in Psychology. It was the first time I was alone with both my boys without her there since River arrived. After a short-lived struggle to get River to drink his mother’s milk from a bottle for the first time, everything went swimmingly (including Skyler’s swimming lessons). Both down for their naps by noon? I’d say I’ve got this!
Anyway, I hope I’ve been doing a better job than I did last year with these blog posts in order to share the happenings of my journey on this speeding space rock we call Earth. Thank you for reading what I write, listening and watching what I create and for your continued support in every avenue of my life. It keeps me going on the low days. I can’t wait to share all the exciting things I’ve been working on with all of you very soon. <3