"Don't change a thing, just be."

       This song kinda kicked this whole solo music thing off for me. In July of 2013, my friends asked me if I was willing to write a song for their first dance. I reluctantly said yes, knowing that until that point I hadn't really presented my music to much of anyone, but nevertheless it was an honor to even be asked! It took me about 8 months to puzzle piece this song together about someone else's love. It was a strange new task, but slowly but surely it got done; written and recorded the week of the wedding. Not long after the wedding, I threw this song on my Noisetrade account which triggered Noisetrade.com to feature me as a 'New and Notable' artist on their homepage for a week.

       I find myself thinking that the title of this song is 'long and annoying'. Cause it kinda is... Not many people get it 100% correct, including myself, and it's seven syllables! Seven! A friend calls it 'Walk In Paris' which is cute and easy and I know what she is talking about, but it doesn't deliver what I want to get across.

       Love is a crazy thing. It will make you do and feel things you never thought were possible. The chorus throws time, location, and experience in the air and lets them fall as they may; regardless of the circumstance, just being with the other person makes you happy. It doesn't matter where you are or what your'e doing, there is no other person you would rather be with. Simply looking into their eyes soothes you. And you don't want them to change because you feel so loved. 

       Now that's all great and it matters, but lets go a little deeper for a second. Love doesn't just happen; it requires compromise and sacrifice. But the word sacrifice doesn't always have to hold hands with a negative connotation. By definition, according to Merriam-Webster, sacrifice is the act of giving up something that you want to keep especially in order to get or do something else or to help someone. When you love someone you WANT to help them, you WANT them to be as happy as possible, and you WANT to be the best you possible. That being said, be careful not to compromise your own values, beliefs, and dreams because you want to satisfy your immediate wants. NEVER settle for something or someone just for convenience. And (que the mom voice) "don't go into a relationship expecting them to change." If we're honest with ourselves, we usually want people to change when we don't feel satisfied being in a relationship with them as they are. In that case, you need to figure some things out about yourself before you risk wrecking someone else's emotions. But let's end on a lighter note. Sacrifice and change can absolutely be beautiful things and I think they can go hand in hand. In any relationship, change is inevitable whether it's character, views, goals or dreams, so you might as well take your best shot at it.

       So maybe that was all a bit too deep or the first part a little too sappy. I don't care. It all matters. If you get to know me, it can sometimes be difficult for me to find an emotional middle ground.

From the bottom of my heart, I hope you find someone that you never tire of because they are enthralled with the privilege loving you.