"Changing the world is good for those who want their names in books, but being happy, that is for those who write their names in the lives of others, and hold the hearts of others as the treasure most dear."
- Children of the Mind, Orson Scott Card
I think I'm gonna name my guitar Haley.
I was listening to Jason Mraz's Curbside Prophet and one of the lines goes, "I commited to the licks"
I had a really nice dinner with Annalisa on Saturday after J got us free Red Wings tickets. We went to Chili's and discussed all the big things again. God, our marriage, the kids, where we are now, where we want to be. Eventually it came to love tanks. I re-read the 5 love languages book and a line stood out to me that said something like, "You'll know when your love tanks are full because you'll see it in the constructive and creative endeavors of the couple."
We discussed how amazingly crafty Annalisa is and I definitely encouraged her.
We then discussed my songwriting aspirations and Annalisa built me up with the most amazing confidence in my writing as well as expressed really good insight as to how I could get better.
Her encouragement was really really amazing, it made me feel inspired and thankful for her.
I realized I had to commit. I needed to commit to writing consistently, commit to the licks.
*Eric - don't forget that you told Annalisa that if you ever saw a hamper full of clean folded clothes, that you would make an effort to put them away where they're supposed to go.