To be honest with you, I still have not figured myself out yet.
I have so many passions and not enough receptacles to plug them into, so I am just taking it as it goes.
One minute I am craving video editing techniques, the next minute I just want to spend hours in the kitchen cooking.
I had always had a desire to capture the moment on film, but never really took it seriously until just recently.
I am definitely a work in progress.
My name is Garrett and this is a blog about the battle between my head and my heart.
Its been a battle and a half but at last there is peace in my heart. I have decided that in one way or another I will be attempting to pursue music. I realize that there will be people who are confused, and who don’t agree. I have assessed that sometimes the sacrifice will outweigh the reward. I have even considered that it may prove fruitless. But there is one thing that I cannot ignore. Sometimes the sky calls. It seems to me that when I look over my life, I find that the heart has always won. I started to realize that no matter how I looked at it this time would not be different. However, this time I have made sure that the people who matter most to me in my life are behind me in this. I don’t think they really know whats coming but by taking this step I have promised them that they will find out. I also believe that God is good. It has been such a struggle trusting him with this but I know its only because he alone knows what will happen next. But through patience prayer, and more patience I know I have heard his voice. And so with a heart full of joy and terror, I have ventured out into the unknown…”Bring me that horizon.”
My Dad has a small tree in his front yard. Its a sapling at the moment. He takes especially good care of it because living in Southern Texas there really isn’t an alternate option if you want your tree to turn into anything but a shriveled up old twig. The other day my entire family went on a walk through the neighborhood, and I couldn’t help but notice that my Dad was admiring the trees we would come across in our neighbors yards. The way he would look up at the big ones, pause for just a moment before moving on was starting to catch my eye. I was so intrigued by the way he would examine the yards in his neighborhood, that I soon joined in. Now my dad Just before we got home he looks at his sapling and with a smile he says, “Cant wait until this one grows up”. Even though he wasn’t trying to say anything profound, I felt his heart as he spoke those words. Such hope without a trace of a covetous nature is not often found. But that’s my dad. He has such perspective that the wise are often challenged to secure their pride when he is around. Perhaps if there were more pastors like him, the American church wouldn’t be such a hostile place. Perhaps he wouldn’t have had to teach this to so many leaders who would later stab him in the back for his position. And perhaps I wouldn’t have had to learn this so many times. But also, perhaps I wouldn’t know it so well…
The Bible says in Eclesiastes 3:1, “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.” In other words, Albert Einstein was once a student. The Ringling Brothers were once learning how to juggle, “The Edge” once had to learn his first chords, and the trees in my Dad’s neighborhood were once like his.
This past week I got the privilege of getting to know a lady who just started her own photography business. She has the same hopes, doubts, and fears that I do. She, like me has a dream. And also like me she has taken the first step into the dark. But the thing that identifies us together so uniquely is the fact that both of us have planted seeds. We both want to see Redwoods become of them, but how do we get there? By watering the ground. I refuse to let my desire for a Redwood stop or distract me from taking care of the sprout in the spot where I expect it will grow…
How tall is your tree? Is it Redwood size? Then climb the limbs and survey the land… Is it a sapling? then pick up your watering can… or is it a seed sitting in your palm? …..Then sew into the ground. Whatever the case may be today is your chance. Yes there is a time for everything but the only time for now, is now.
I am SO stoked to announce that I have OFFICIALLY started working on the first Discovering Dimes EP. Release IS THIS FALL and will of course be FREE! Excited and terrified at the same time but I know with friends & fans like you I will have no problem getting the music out there. The demos have done well, but I have lots of NEW MATERIAL and its time to raise the bar. Like this post if you want one!