It hasn't been until recent that I have been able to just be employed by music. Just a few short months ago, I was also a world-class nanny. Ok, maybe not world-class...
It was hard. It was hard to expend so much energy taking care of babies, and then go home and work on music. Even though I have taken care of some of the sweetest kids known to man, it is still hard to do all of it. However...
This is nothing new here in Nashville.
There is at least a football stadium-size amount of unbelievably talented musicians in this town who are working tirelessly at odd jobs, and then taking the rest of their waking hours to pursue their music dreams. So before I go "tooting my horn" for all my "hard work," I need to remember that this kind of hard work is nothing new.
And nannying really was an amazing gift. I learned how wonderfully difficult and beautiful kids are. I know more about babies than any "non-mom" ought. And it's awesome. And I now am in LOVE with a few children that I know I will keep up with for the rest of my life.
I leave you with this picture from "the olden days..." ;)
I'm a whiz at the sling, btdubs. :P