Let's start this off right with a good dose of adventure. I'm in this band called kindlewood and we just got back from a 3 month tour. It was a life-changing, eye-opening experience that I will never forget nor regret doing. We started our trip in a 1985 Jamboree, lovingly named Doo-Doo. That was a mistake, but an amazing mistake nonetheless. We spent many hours sitting in repair shops and going down hills in white-knuckled silence. We cooked in parking lots and got our picture taken in NYC. We got asked for weed, a few times. We laughed, we cried and we brushed our teeth in Walmart bathrooms. I can't wait to tell my kids about it someday.
|Doo-Doo in Boston, photo by Jamison Lyman|
Then we got wise and decided that while Doo-Doo was totally rad, it was costing us an arm and a leg to put gas in and repair. So, we settled on a volvo station wagon...which got broken into and most of our gear was stolen (over $7,000 worth). We thought we were done. In a last ditch effort, Galen (my hubby and band mate) put a donation button on our website to see if we could at least get enough money to buy a couple acoustic guitars. In about 72 hours, we had raised enough money to replace all of our gear and even upgrade some. It was an amazing show of kindness, compassion and support. See? There are great people in the world.
We were able to finish out our tour and see some of the most amazing sunsets, mountains, lakes and cities in the US (and cats). Not to mention, meet some of the most kind and open-hearted people. We made true friends. This is the beginning of what I want the rest of my life to look like: full of adventure, full of love and just plain full.