What a Month

It’s been almost a month since I last posted. A lot has happened, but much is the same. I can’t really complain because life is pretty good.

I figured this post should be about my upcoming summer events! There are a lot of things I’m excited for, but nothing more than music.

I have partnered up with an amazing songwriter, Richard Parkinson. He has written with quite a few people, my personal favorite, David Archuleta. He is going to be helping me get my demos ready to go, and putting together a set that I can perform. It is all quite exhilarating! I never thought the day would come that I’d step into a professional recording studio to put my work out there. This is what I’ve dreamed about since I was very young. I’m ready for this, but a lot of preparation has to happen before I can get anywhere.

Next point…I hired a personal trainer. I figured that if I’m going to be putting my best foot forward…better look the part too. He has been working me hard, but I know it’s worth it. I’m sore every time I come home, but in a good way. I need to look my best…this business is subjective. I’m happy with being me, but I want to be the best me possible.

I’m starting to put together my image. Thanks to my awesome friends in Los Angeles. They helped me decide on a few things I need to change to shape my image. It’s a weird process being told that your clothes suck, your shoes suck, and your life sucks. Not really. They we’re picky, but I needed them to be. The music business is a funny world, but I’m happy to have friends in it that give me great advice.

That is about it for my summer. I’ll be working, but focusing on music as much as possible! I need every ounce of my being to flow into these songs. I hope all of you will listen and give honest feedback. I’m ready to share!

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If I Could Go Back…

It’s late. I’m tired. I’m frustrated. I’m a long list of emotions at the current time of 11:48pm.

If I could go back in time right now these are some things I would change…

1. Choices after high school
2. Waiting to start college again
3. Accepting this VP position from HELL!
4. Losing contact with friends
5. Not going on a mission
6. Not focusing on grades until college
7. Any moment I felt inadequate
8. Not starting with Dean Kaelin sooner
9. Hurting my family, friends, and people around me
10. Forgetting who I am

Okay…after writing that list down I feel better. I wouldn’t change 90% of those things because they have helped me to grow. They’ve helped me establish my relationship with my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ.

I am a work in progress and all these things are for my good. I need to read D&C 121 again. That will bring me solace…


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Light at the End

After several weeks of not posting. (Life gets a tad crazy!) I am back. I’m sure you are all relieved, and aware, that my surgery was extremely successful and I can now breathe. It is a miracle that modern medicing can fix these things. I can honestly say that it was totally worth it and I recommend anyone to have it done.

This weekend has probably been one of the most difficult. I’m not sure why I’ve been in a funk, possibly post surgery blues (if there is a thing), but it sucks all the same. Valentines came and went, but unfortunately my valentine was down in LA. Kind of funny how that happened…thank you twitter!

Am I undesirable? Am I ugly? Am I unapproachable? I just don’t understand what it is that is making dating so difficult. Perhaps being a tad career obsessed has made me a dull boy. It happens to the best of us! I just think I need an outlet for a date or two.

I am working hard at the guitar and mastering songs that make me feel good. I hope to be playing at acoustic night very soon!

Music is soothing to my soul. I need more of it and it is the one thing that helps my emotions! If anyone is interested in a date, let me know. I would be happy to take you out…

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Moving On

There comes a time in every relationship where you have to reassess. Is this a positive relationship? Are we both contributing? Have I done something to offend this person?

This past weekend has been a tough one, because I decided it was time to evaluate my relationships. It is never fun, but it must be done! (Ha! Rhyming) I finally came to the conclusion that I don’t really have a best friend anymore. That might sound a bit third gradish, but it’s how I feel.

I have tried to be a good friend, tried being the key word, but it doesn’t seem to be enough. The one person that I thought I could always depend on broke the camel’s back this weekend. I haven’t seen her for what seems like years, and she doesn’t seem to really care. Perhaps she has moved on too. I wouldn’t know though…I get all my updates on her through everyone else.

Saturday night came and went. I had a smashing time with my friends Brooke, Andy, and Zach. I learned a couple of new songs on the guitar, but it still felt like something was missing. I guess it is one of those things I’ll have to get used to.

In this coming year I vow that I will be a better friend. None of this “try” crap. When anyone says “try” it automatically gives the ability for a cop out. I WILL be a better friend.

Three days until surgery. Woot…time to move on.

P.S. I can now play “Telephone” by Lady Gaga on my guitar. Shoot me…it’s kind of addicting.


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This week has been absolutely crazy, amazing, and fun. I’ve been at Sundance all week and I can’t even tell you about the amazing things I’ve done.

I’ve met celebrities, gone to concerts, met beautiful girls, and gotten free stuff. This is what Sundance includes, but more than anything is about the movies.

This year I have been incredibly blessed to see several movies, all have been excellent, in their premiere glory. I can’t even tell you how exciting it is to see a movie before anyone else in the world has. It allows you to form your own opinion and doesn’t allow critics to influence you.

I will be writing more about my Sundance experience next week as I prepare for surgery. It will be quite the week!

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Today I woke up and felt grumpy. It had been a long, cold, day and I just wasn’t feeling all that chipper. I got ready for school, actually putting effort into it, and headed out on my way.

My drive was like any other day. I had great music on (thank you Mumford¬†& Sons), but for some reason I couldn’t shake my grumpiness. I walked into my office, grabbed my keys and headed off to class.

On my way there I saw about a dozen people I knew. Everyone said “Hi” with a big smile on their face. It completely turned my day around. I got into class and could actually pay attention rather than just snoozing through it.

I know I don’t say it enough, but I am incredibly grateful for the people in my life. There are so many that go out of their way to be nice to me. It isn’t even a requirement, but something they automatically do. To those people I tip my hat to, because without them I’d be a grumpy punk with an oversized scarf on.


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My Girlfriend

I have a secret to tell. I have been dating someone. It has only been since Christmas, but things have been progressing at a rather serious pace. Let me tell you a few reasons I am falling quickly.

1. She has the perfect body. Every curve is a reason why I love her. It amazes me how everytime I hold her it feels like she was made for me.

2. She has a long neck. Audrey Hepburn made the long neck a beautiful characteristic of any woman to have. Luckily my girl has an extremely long neck.

3. She sings like an angel. The tone of her voice is always in tune, and when it isn’t she responds immediately when I tell her to. She can do anything musically…really!

4. She is shiny. Not in the bad way, but a beautiful way. It is like she is glowing constantly everytime I see her.

5. She never leaves me. I am able to take her anywhere and everywhere. It makes me smile to know that she is a great travel companion and enjoys riding in my car.

6. She likes piggy back rides. You heard me right, she could ride on my back all day. It’s great because she is lightweight and doesn’t slow me down.

I can’t imagine having anyone besides Taylor in my life. I can make music with her, sing with her, laugh with her, and cry with her. She knows all of my deepest secrets and is anticipating when I will tell her my next one.

Taylor is my Taylor guitar.


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