Sorry for the title. I mean, a little bit.
I’m not sure how I can adequately describe how much I needed this tour. That sounds like I’m stuck-up or lazy, but I’ve heard tour compared to a vacation, and that’s what it feels like at this point. The best way I can describe it is waiting for Spring Break or vacation after working too hard for too long.
Since these tour blogs last graced your screen, I finished up a very successful freshman year, moved back home to Indiana for the summer, and began working a total of five jobs, which I’ve been doing for the past two months. No, that’s not a typo. I’ve been doing roughly 40-50 hours a week, the majority of which was a food service job that left me physically and mentally drained every day. It was just too much, and over the past few months, I’ve just burned myself out.
But that’s all over! We leave for tour today, and I couldn’t be more thrilled (or relieved). The dates certainly snuck up on me, but I’m even more excited for this tour than the last, for several reasons:
- I won’t be cold
- It’ll be warm
- The west coast is my ish—I love it out there
- I have SOME kind of handle on what I’m doing now
- The band and I discussed some new projects and such I can try out—be on the lookout for those!
- A distinct lack of snow
- We’re bringing a girl!
- We’ll have real days off
- I had to pack a swimsuit
- It won’t be as cold as last time
As I’ll be graduating three years from now and am a big fan of planning everything out to the letter, I’m also looking at some of these cities as potential homes in the future. The east coast was great last spring, but there’s no way I could handle that weather. West coast is much more my speed, although Phoenix in the summer may change my mind.
Speaking of Phoenix, I’m outrageously excited to get back to my happy place, even if it’s just for a day. I’m hoping I get to reconnect with some of my friends that stayed in AZ, and one of my friends graciously decided to host us for a night!
You’ll notice we have quite a few days off, and because I assume even the most loyal reader of these blogs (which I’m pretty sure is my mom) doesn’t really want to read a blog for every day of the tour. So, I’m planning on posting these roughly every three days. They’ll be a little less current and a little more like a recap, but hopefully everyone will enjoy them just the same.
I’ve been working like crazy for the past few months, and it’s about to pay off! This tour is going to be amazing—as always, stay tuned!