It’s been three weeks already?!
A look at my room in San Gabriel, it looks like I’ve just moved in even though it’s been three weeks already.
I can’t believe three weeks have passed already. Time’s been moving by so fast since I’ve gotten here; part of that I can probably attribute to the M-F 7:30am to 5pm work grind that I’ve gotten used to. I don’t think I’ve ever been so locked into a schedule before, even school never felt as restricting. Wake up, carpool, work, come home, rest, eat, sleep, then repeat. “Exhausting” is usually the word I use to describe my work experiences so far to my friends.
I really can’t complain though. Tired as I may be, I’ve loved every second of being out here. Being so much closer to church and community, exploring LA/SGV, trying all the cheap(but tasty!) food, meeting new people, it’s been such a great experience! I only wish I had the energy/funds/gas to do more and see more people.
I’m so excited for what’s to come, I couldn’t have asked for a better break from the road thus far!
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God, what do you want from me? I’m praying that I’m doing this right. Everything in front of me is so unclear.
In you, LORD, I have taken refuge;
let me never be put to shame;
deliver me in your righteousness.
Turn your ear to me,
come quickly to my rescue;
be my rock of refuge,
a strong fortress to save me.
Since you are my rock and my fortress,
for the sake of your name lead and guide me.
Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the LORD.
Spring is here!
On the sidewalk outside of Tim’s place in Jersey. Flickr.
I haven’t posted here in forever! But since we’ve been using the ramonontour.tumblr.com blog as more of a band update blog (it’s been listed as our band blog in Caleb’s interview with Urbana and such), I wanted to keep that one more “official” and keep my more personal/random/embarrassing posts here :)
I’m officially homesick! I love the band and being on the road…but I miss the comforts of home and the people (Texas&Cali). After hanging with Caleb and Val in NYC this weekend and the last, I realized how much I miss joking around about the past, reliving embarrassing moments, and talking about people we used to know and where they are now.
At the suggestion of the bandmates, I’ve started picking up some reading in my free time (which is almost all my time). I’ve been REALLY enjoying Tim Keller’s “The Meaning of Marriage”. Obviously, I’m single and marriage isn’t going to happen any time soon, but it’s still been a really encouraging read and I’ve found myself really challenged in my views of dating/marriage. I think it’d be a good read for anyone who’s interested to see what the bible says about all of that!
Finally had a chance to update my playlist lately too; GOTYE, Lights, Fun., The Script. I love good music.
In Tim’s backyard…as you can tell I don’t go very far from the house these days…Flickr
Things I’ve been craving/missing lately:
- SoCal weather
- Hitting the beach
- Texas comfort food (spring creek bbq, pluckers, rudys bbq)
- Playing basketball! or football…or biking…ugh i just miss being relatively healthy
- Good, hole-in-the-wall mexican food (tapatia ta%!&#($*#)ia anyone?)
Just bought my ticket back to SoCal :) May 12th can’t come fast enough!
Cover of Safe and Sound (orig. Taylor Swift ft. The Civil Wars)
we’ve been wanting to cover this one for the past few weeks and finally got a free afternoon/evening yesterday to make some recording magic happen! this is definitely our most complex video so far since we wanted to layer on harmonies and add percussion (epic guitar drum haha). funnn :)
also got to play around more with final cut pro with the multiple screens and text at the bottom. let us know what you think!
anyways, if you haven’t heard this song before, definitely check out the original, it’s on the upcoming hunger games movie soundtrack. <1 month until hunger games comes out wooo!
our latest cover — it’s the song i posted the MV for a few posts ago, we clearly needed to make our own cover of it..
My friend Joanne doing a beautiful cover of the new Taylor Swift song being featured in the Hunger Games movie! Follow their tumblr embers-and-arias, they have some great stuff!