Before heading to Nashville on Wednesday, I was honestly a little worried that the barrage of snowfall we’d had in Seattle would jeopardize my flight and the small window of time I had to get there and shoot the @floridageorgialineevent. I was stressing. Rather than dwell on what I couldn’t control, I took a walk to relieve some of that anxiety and shot some photos for my project. I liked this one the best. Peaceful. As if to say “it’s all gonna work out”. And it did. Change of scenery. Change of mindset. #thechangeoperationday 43
I have a story for y’all, if you’re interested in reading it. I just spent 25 hours in Nashville on a trip that by everything leading up to it, was met with obstacle after obstacle. Thankfully, I don’t ever give up. Last month, I was contacted by Nashville Lifestyles Magazine about shooting an event that was being hosted by country music darlings, Florida Georgia Line. I received the e-mail while I was walking around, putting up flyers for the bar I work at. Quickly reading the e-mail, I made a replied back, said I was free, made a call and promptly booked my ticket. A few days later, I got the event invite as I was sitting at home. To my horror, it was for February 13th instead of Feb. 3rd. My ticket was already booked. Past the point of refund. So, I put all of my airline miles towards a second ticket. Phew. Crisis averted, right? Mother nature had something else to say. In the days leading up to the event, the PNW got absolutely walloped with more snow than we’d had in over a decade. Flights were cancelled. Travelers stranded. Mountain passes shut down. Snow was obliterating the local forecast through Wednesday. My stress level was through the roof. And then, the snow let up and the rain came in. For 24 hours prior to my flight, I watched as the snow slowly melted away. As I boarded my flight on Wednesday, I couldn’t help but think that despite all the hurdles, if it’s meant to be, it’ll be… FGL. #TheChangeOperation Day 44.
I haven’t forgotten my project. In all honesty, I’ve just had some crazy writers block, coupled with being sick, being busy with some new work tasks and all that has added up to me not posting on social media. I’ve been updating my website daily with each new post, so there’s that at least. Now, back to this photo. I met Cory during my first trip to Nashville this month, as he tour manages Memphis May Fire. On my second trip, we met up briefly and chatted for a bit before he took me to the airport to fly back to Seattle. One of the things I talked to Cory about was home ownership, which has been a major change in his life as of recently. He was able to do all of the paperwork and negotiating while out on tour, which is a milestone in and of itself. The goal, was to purchase before Nashville got too expensive, which it, like Seattle is rapidly becoming. I’m proud of this dude for seizing on that goal and making it happen. Positive life changes like that are inspiring. #thechangeoperation day 45