So since my last update I have played a couple gigs and had some good and not-so-good experiences. My gigs have been going great! People really seem to enjoy my music and I'm playing more and more originals to test them out for crowds. I'm so happy that they seem to like them! I've been doing writing here at my favourite place - sitting on a comfy pool side bed, looking out at a beautiful golf course in the sun. May need to switch it up though, I'm still stuck in a verse-chorus rut where I can't seem to finish a song! It gets frustrating but I'll figure something out! Hopefully one day I just get a rush of writing and finish them all off. Fingers crossed!
In my down time, I like to find open mics to play at so that I get in front of as many people as I can. Last night didn't work out for me too much though. I'm staying in Parkland and there was an open mic in Hollywood which is about 45min away. I got myself all ready to go, had my songs picked out and drove there. Then I spent 20min driving in the same circle looking for the place while looking for parking at the same time. I FINALLY found a parking spot and what I thought was the bar with the open mic. There was literally nobody in the bar so I wasn't too impressed. Then I double checked if it was the right place and realized that it wasn't, so I still had no clue where this place was. So I went to the website to find a number to call and realized that the open mic was for comedians...Just. My. Luck. So I got in the car and drove 45min home all for nothing. I was frustrated and quite hungry so I was looking forward to just relaxing on the couch...one slight problem...I was locked out. My friends had gone to dinner thinking they would be back before I was. So I got to hang out in my car for over an hour waiting. Good times.
Other than that, things have been going well. I get a little homesick every now and then which I expected would happen but I'm having a great time. Feels like it's all going by so fast though! I know i'm going to miss it when it's all over. I'll just have to plan another trip in the fall!!