Songs About Rain

It's another rainy day in Houston. I forgot about all the summer showers that pop up out of nowhere and cool down the hot concrete for a few... minutes. Haha. I love it! I've always been a sucker for the rain, mainly thunderstorms. I was afraid of storms as a kid. I would somehow get caught on my bike a few miles away from home right before the thunder and lightning started cracking. I guess being a little scared was smarter than I realized. Now the storms are very calming to me. They're a great excuse to read, write, nap, eat... you get the picture. I've yet to write a song about the rain. I know, I know, there are a bazillion songs already written and probably being wrote as I type this entry. There's something about writing songs about nature that makes me feel connected, even if they're never heard by any ears but mine. Cheers to the rain and writing about it ...may it make double rainbows over the city everyday!

Jilli Bethany
Change is Good

There are some days where life just seems a little harder than the rest. Today was one was one of them. The overwhelming feeling of worry and doubt usually slip into the hard days. I'm not sure why these feelings come and go... maybe it's living in a new city with new surroundings, new people, new everything. One thing's for sure, I have a no doubt in myself, my partner or my drive to succeed.

I began re-reading the book, The Alchemist by Paul Coelho. It has definitely given me a new light in the dark areas where doubt lingers. I've been doing a few jobs for several years that I don't necessarily hate but managing them to just to make a living. I can't say until now that I've really searched out my personal legend/my treasure/my calling. It's not because of fear of the unknown or falling face first but solely by societal conditioning. There's nothing wrong for a person to stay with a job for most of their years while staying in the same city or town. It's just not me. We don't have long on this earth and I want to experience the joy of chasing a dream. So with that being said, I'll never give up my newfound journey of pushing myself to be creative and leaving a legacy for my family and others. 

Cheers to music, books, friends, family and life!

Jilli Bethany