Jan 24, 2018 | By Makenna
Happy Hump Day Everybody!
I think I can, I think I can…this week has been so cray cray already, we are seriously just trying to hold on tight to get everything done!
We spent a good chunk of the day yesterday working on bookings/contracts for 2018! The music world plays by its own rules and usually we start bookings in March; however, this year we started getting phone calls in mid December. We definitely didn’t plan on starting that early but in our world you just have to go with the flow and sometimes just do your best to keep your head above water!
A major project we did have planned for January was to sit down and go over all of our goals for 2017 and try to figure out what areas we need to work harder on in 2018! I thought it would be fun to share just a few of them on here with you!
Goal # 1-STAY ACTIVE
It’s very easy for us to get so wrapped up in what we are doing, whether it be bookings, writing songs and now even the blog and before we know it the entire day has gone by and we have not left our computer screens. One of our biggest goals for this year is to stay more active by forcing ourselves to take breaks from work and either spend time outside or at the park, go to the gym, take the dogs on a walk etc. We are actually trying to live a healthier lifestyle in general, and in addition to staying active we are trying to be better about eating at home and not eating out so much! Having a Chick-Fil-A literally across the street from our house makes that incredibly difficult, but so far we have managed to cook the majority of our meals and during the week try hard to stick to easy meals like baked chicken and veggies, turkey tacos and spaghetti squash!
Goal # 2-CONNECT
This one is pretty self explanatory and was the entire reason for starting the blog! We are only on our third blog post, but so far we have received so much love and encouragment from our fans and readers. It’s so refreshing to be able to share more of our story with everyone! It’s certainly not always pretty, but we fully intend to share the good, bad and sometimes the really ugly with all of our readers!
Goal # 3-TRAVEL
We travel a LOT with music, but we don’t always get to fully experience the cool things that each new place has to offer. Even if it is something as simple as going to try out a local new restaurant before a show, we are determined to try and take in as much as possible! We also want to do more traveling outside of music and are planning some exciting trips for this next year! One place that’s definitely on our list for this year is Colorado; we went skiing in Keystone in 2016 and Brock has not stopped talking about going back. The beach is beautiful, but there is just something about being up in the mountains that brings us so much peace! Any cool places that you guys would recommend we look into?
Goal # 4-NEW MUSIC
The biggest reason for also having a Vlog in addition to our Blog is to be able to share more new music with everyone! That includes more cover videos, more sneak peeks of originals we are working on, sneak peaks of our upcoming projects in nashville and we may even be taking you guys behind the scenes on some of our Nashville co-writes! We’ve been fortunate to write with some pretty amazing people and some of them have had some major hits, but you would never even know it because everyone there is so incredibly humble! Let us know what you think of that idea?
Goal #5-BE PATIENT
This has been the biggest challenge for us to date! We are both extremely driven and goal oriented people, and I am a type A control freak, so practicing patience in any given situation is not something either of us do well. I, more so than Brock, am extremely hard on myself though if something doesn’t work out the way I thought it would. I blame myself for not working hard enough, not being good enough, etc and y’all that is not healthy! I’ve had to realize that things don’t work out for a reason and that God’s plan is much bigger than the one we may have for ourselves. Luckily we are surrounded by so many wonderful who remind us daily just to stay focused and that everything will work out the way it’s supposed to!
Hopefully this has helped some of you with your goal planning for 2018! Thank you so much to all of you who have been following us and reading our posts! We truly could not ask for better fans and are so fortunate to be able to do what we love all because of your support and encouragement! It means the world!
Be on the lookout for our first cover video coming Friday!!!!