Boy, oh boy does time fly when we are having fun! Recently, we took some time off for medical reasons and for Joshua's recovery time after surgery. Now we are at it again and stronger than ever!!! In less than a month we have taken a train from Grand Junction, CO to Sacramento, CA, 5 shows, created a sound recording for a brand new video that has been in the works since March, built two sheds and now we are back out on tour!!! We took about six weeks out of our regularly scheduled tour to finally get some answers to some health issues and questions affecting Joshua's health for several years now. During that time off, we got to spend lots of time with family, reflecting on our past life living in Grand Junction and regrouping for what we want to see in our future. What we have come to realize is living in our small town again the way we had before would seem very small to us. We crave adventure, new places and playing a bigger game than we have ever dreamed of before!!! What I realized for myself is that I was ready to be building our dreams again, I missed performing and singing sooooo badly!!! I was ready for BIG GROWTH!!!
We are super excited to grow!!! On our train ride we talked about all the things that we want to do different, things that are working and not working and what the next steps are in our growth. Getting clear on, "where do we want to put our focus?" What a wonderful place to have a business meeting to discuss our future! Joshua and I LOVE dreaming and visioning together, the difficult part for us is taking some action to put our dreams into forward movement...we are wonderful planners ;) We get super excited and talk with lots of passion and then settle back into routines....does this sound familiar to anyone else? However, we have found that setting goals usually supports us in forward movement or at least figuring out what we are truly committed to. Recently we talked about creating more of our own music, writing, recording and performing our very own creations!!! We have also decided that this type of growth includes adding band members to our group. This has sparked even more conversations of what that might look like. Who are we looking for? What expectations do we have? Will they have? The list of questions just goes on.....This step has been very scary, for lots of different reasons. Joshua remembering past experiences when working with others had been stressful. When we added employees to our electrical business it wasn't the best experience. Facing our fears head on and not knowing what to expect. I know in my heart we will attract the right people with a vision to succeed with our band....no matter what.
What we have come up with so far is a vision! Performing on BIG STAGES with a committed, talented, easy to work with, do whatever it takes back up band that includes a guitarist, drummer, bassist, to start. Possibly having a second bus for them to travel too. The Band Wanted will be committed to the success of everyone in the band and that could look a million different ways. The Band Wanted will always be Joshua and Candy Carpenter. The new members of the band will be fun additions to our friends and family.
So, here we go into the wild blue yonder without a clue on how we will get to our destination or when!!! What we do know is we are committed to our dreams becoming reality and taking a few people with us on the way up....including all of you!!! Here's to GROWTH!!!