I heard a segment on CBC Radio Sunday morning where a number of listeners called in to share stories of music that had changed their life.
They spoke of being inspired to learn to play an instrument, of getting through tough times, of changing their perspective on things.
I, of course, couldn’t help but think of that day back in 2008 when I was flipping channels around and heard David sing Shop Around.
I, too, thought about the tough times his music helped me get through. Deep grief and sorrow.
I thought about the amazing friends I’ve made, people I never would have met otherwise. And how those people have changed my life in such great ways.
I thought about the places I never dreamed I’d go… heck, never even heard of (no offence, Safford, AZ).
I thought about the cultures I’ve learned more about and tried to develop a better understanding of.
I thought about how much my relationship with God and my faith (even though it is different from David’s) has deepened… and I’d thought I was already pretty tight with the big guy.
I thought about the artists David has introduced me to and the amazing experiences I’ve had because of that.
I thought about the diverse opinions I’ve been exposed to, that I may not have paid much attention to outside of my own “bubble,” but because these views were held by people I care about, and because we have David in common, I made the effort to try and understand where they were coming from.
I thought about the technology I HAD to learn about if I was going to keep up with the boi. How that actually helped me in my career. Did not see that coming.
I thought about how forcing myself to try to do a good deed each day and blog about it (inspired by David) took me FAR out of my comfort zone so many times and made me face how much work I needed to do on that.
I thought about the fact that, even though music has always been a big part of my life and there have been a few artists and songs that have had a big impact on me along the way, none of them has taken me a wild ride like this one.
How about you guys?? How has your life changed because of The Archuleta? Or other music?
Run don’t walk to go read Kayla’s (Miss Rad Hair 2016) AWESOME Mesa recap HERE!!!