With fewer posts on social media over the last month, I have been very quiet lately. Some big changes have transpired in my life during this time, and my days have been full.
For starters, I vacated my apartment in Nashville. It was a cozy little home that was affordable by Nashville’s exorbitant standards and conveniently located close to four major highways, as well as a Dunkin Donuts down the hill where I would get hazelnut coffee on the weekends. I also left a fulfilling day job and incredibly sweet coworkers who tearfully sent me off on my way.
Why did I leave all of this?
Where have I gone then?
Well, here . . .
My cat Steinway and I have moved to a rural home southeast of Nashville to live with my boyfriend MaxZine. I have set up shop in a house that rests deep in a holler, sufficiently far enough from where civilization makes all of its fussy demands. Here in this place, we enjoy fresh vegetables and aromatic blooms from a well-tended garden, a creek where dogs like to wade and splash water with their tales, winding beaten paths, and panoramic views of Tennessee’s short, but pretty, mountains.
It is so quiet here too.
Crickets, frogs, summer breezes, and wild unknowns sing their songs in these parts, adorning a gentle silence that maintains dominion over everything.
I’ve lived far too long at the mercy of modernization. My new home takes me back to my childhood roots when I grew up in a tropical rain forest surrounded by a massive blue ocean. Only now, without the ocean and far less rain, there is endless greenery high above and deep below. Nature abounds as it did in my life so long ago. I’m loving every minute of it.
Oh yeah, there is one other thing. I have enrolled at Middle Tennessee State University. As a sophomore, I’m currently engaged in a full load of classes that include a humanities course, a survey of US history, and audio production, among others. This is a chapter in my life that is still writing itself. I’ll share more about this later.
Until I am done with school, my main focus every day will be my studies and my music. I will be working on lots of new songs and hope to play a smattering of shows over the next year.
All of these changes are intended to focus my life towards what I hold dear. I value loving relationships, learning, music, creativity, simple living, and mindfulness. I truly want to live in ways that center around these needs.
So then, this is where I am.
Thank you for following along. There will be so much more to come.