Strength in Tires
I believe strength is determined by follow through, will, and resourcefulness…it’s what you are able to do with the tools you have, no matter how slim the outlook may be. I live a very charmed life. My entire life, people have told me that I can’t go around just doing whatever the hell I want to do, and my reply is a smile combined with the thought of “just watch me.”
I continually follow my heart, lead by my gut, and sometimes the brain kicks in some worthwhile ideas for good measure…but the company you keep says a lot about you as well.
If the people around you treat you like shit, there’s probably a reason for it that can be determined by a quick glance in the mirror to find the root as to why. The same is said for the opposite end of the spectrum.
I am no angel by any means, but I do believe that you get out of life whatever it is that you put into it. I have been busting my ass for years, inching closer to my goals and the realization of my dreams. When I look around and take stock on my claim, I feel like I’ve already made it…whatever “it” may be.
I am still bewildered that between a few Facebook posts and busting my ass with a night of selling hair flowers, that I came up with the money I needed to get new shoes for Gerty (tires for my van) within’ a matter of 3 days. I am humbled, amazed, and so very fucking grateful that I have the people in my life that I do. Over and over again, throughout the years, I have received so much kindness and made such wonderful friends that my life feels very rich and full. From kind words of encouragement in some of my darkest hours to resources when I need it, you all help to complete the circle that is my life.
I can not thank you enough, nor can I fully express just how important and vital the roles you all play in my life are. I find constant inspiration, encouragement, and joy in my life. The company I keep creates a huge slice of the pie, and you all (literally) help to keep that ball rolling. Thank you so fucking much. Thank you for believing in me and thank you for the constant support and kindness you have all shown me as I push ever onward.
I have been meeting so many more awesome people along the way as well, and have found that Utah really isn’t that bad. I don’t think many places in the world are, as there’s good people everywhere if you’re willing to seek them out. Be who you are, don’t give up, and everything will fall into place as it should. Diligence is the key to the door of luck.
I love you all, thank you for being a part of my life and playing key roles in this great adventure that is my life. I feel blessed in more ways than I will ever be able to express.
Out of all the donations sent to help with the tire situation, my friend Sheri asked for a song. It’s usually really hard for me to write songs on the fly at a friend’s request, but I was up for the challenge. I’m happy with the way this turned out. It’s still in the very rough stage, but this was the first take of the song upon finishing the lyrics…and I like to capture the moment in it’s purest form. I should have it locked in and ready to record by the time this tour is over.
Again, super huge thanks to everyone who offered kind words of encouragement, shared my links, and so much more…super extra special thank you to everyone who threw down some cash to make this happen…
Everyone who bought hair flowers at Bar Deluxe in Salt Lake City, UT on Sat. April 4th.
If you find yourself in SLC, Utah, and need some tires, come see Dane at Big O, and tell them Becka, the traveling musician from Tacoma, WA, with the minivan sent you.