No matter how tired I am, I seem to be able to dig deep and find the energy to spend time on my music. Somehow I am able to get in the zone after working a full day, sometimes even with my son playing fiddle in the next room. I’ve read in a couple of different books about finding our purpose in life, and I like how Matthew Kelly puts it: to paraphrase, once we realize “the relationship between our legitimate needs, our deepest desires, and our talents”, we will have an idea of God’s plan for our lives. It took me a while, but I feel like I’ve finally figured it out, at least some of the time! God pretty much hit me over the head with it almost two years ago (see my entry for Lost Soul), and I’ve been happily riding the roller coaster ever since. There are obstacles everywhere, but every time I sit down at the keyboard with my mic, and get into the songs, I know I’m in the right place. I am grateful every day for the understanding I get from my awesome husband and kids–sometimes it must be a lot to put up with! But when I get in front of people, and feel their response to the songs, I just want to keep on doing this. Sometimes I question whether I can handle it on top of everything else he’s blessed me with–life’s pretty full already–but what an exciting ride! Music makes me want to get up in the morning, it’s in my head 24/7, and I always want more. Thanks to everyone who encourages me to keep it up, and thanks to God for always being there–all I have to do is remember to ask.