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TN Adventures (First Week)

I’m in Nashville now.

I could hype this post or use a lot of words to tell you that, but rather, plain and simple, I’m out of Texas and in Tennessee. But with those four words come so many more things, internet. I started interning at a wonderful place called SiriusXM exactly a week ago, but it feels like it may have been years already.

The CMA Music Festival is a crazy event that happens once a year in Nashville, for 40 years now, where essentially, country music invites its biggest players and myriads of fans to the city for four days of crazy crowds and crazy-good concerts. It seems almost too-perfect that it also coincided with my first week of interning at SiriusXM which means my first week was probably the most chaotic I’ll ever have. But, and I can say this strongly…I LOVED this first week.

I loved it because hey, there are a few dozen or so memories, and, coincidentally, photos, that I’d never have gotten anywhere else!

I loved it because of the events that happened! (I know, “DUH!”) Yes, there was lots of meeting artists, attending fancy press conferences, standing in photo pits and using media passes to get in different shows, but it’s the little things that stick out to me, like editing and voicing audio snippets and then hearing them on the air, crying laughing while trying to learn how to pronounce “Aldean” correctly in a locker room, instantly bonding with everyone I work with and skipping out on seeing the final Taylor Swift performance for the sake of coming back to the office and having a mini ice cream party in the conference room.

I loved it because every bit of the chaos was all directed towards music, which is my first love. This town is easy to get distracted in when every single bar has melodies trailing out of its doors at all hours of the day and night, but I couldn’t ask for anything more exciting, really! Music takes on such an importance to me, and  instead of the usual “oh, well that’s nice” response, the people I work with are the same! We’re all musically obsessed together! Every last detail of albums, tours, lyrics is all considered vital and of course, this could be considered a plug, but our office is always playing something great on the radio!

I don’t usually fall in love fast, as I’ve said before, but this love for my ridiculously-all-of-the-sudden Nashville life happened in just one week.

So, at this rate…who knows what two weeks in this town might bring?!!

(Most photos all provided by my homegirl Kathrine Brock– she is a rockstar!)

Siriusly Grand Summer Plans

I’m lazy, I know.

I should have been writing all my deep thoughts down now that it’s summer and free time is all I’ve got, but I’m a sucker for laying in the sun and procrastinating, so I’ll just make you an interactive list, internet.

I’ve been out of school almost a month and so far, I’ve….
listened to a whole lot of Johnny Cash, eaten a heap of tex mex with the family, cut my mane, played on the beach with my best friends, slept in nearly every morning, restrung my guitar and ukulele-

Oh, and did I mention that I’ve packed up my little life and put it all into my pick-up truck to get ready to drive to Nashville, Tennessee for three months?

Yeah, that happened. That happened!!!

In a little less than a week, I’ll start interning for SiriusXM Satellite Radio in Nashville and I am jumping up and down in excitement!

This lion is going places; literally! I am so very grateful for this opportunity, grateful that my parents are so supportive and grateful that my shoe collection somehow was able to fit in one bag! I’m nervous and anxious but I’m also counting down the hours. I’m a little sad about three months away from all my family and friends and away from my home state, but you know, I think the good far outweighs the nerves. Not to mention, at least if I have any say, this summer will have a pretty fantastic soundtrack.

My cowboy boots, ukulele and coffeemaker are packed. Essentials? Check.

Stay gold till I return, Texas. See you soon, Tennessee!!

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