As I sit here on our back deck all adorned in beautiful lights, I hear the waterfall trickling, a little cricket singing its night song, Country Music singing along in the background, as the summer moon gets fuller and brighter as I type. It’s moments like these where it all sets in for me. You know those moments in life right? Where you literally just sit down and let everything sink in and you just think. Think about life, everyone in your life, those who are no longer in your life, all of the great things in your life, the struggles, your goals and dreams and the list goes on and on. Well, I sit here tonight and think about the same things. Sometimes through the hustle and bustle of life, we need times like these. This is my time. I am so blessed to be able to wake up every morning knowing that I get to go another day and do what I love.I truly mean that. I am thankful to wake up every morning and see the bright shining smiles of my wonderful Mom and Dad, and my best friends I might add, and our beloved pup Shyla wagging her tail around. Thankful to know in the back of my mind all of the time they are behind me through the highs and lows of life, and there every step of the way of my musical journey. Thankful for all of my fans and friends who listen to my music, relate to it, support my dream and are willing to stick by this kid who has such a huge dream. It truly is nights like these when I sit in my little small town my family and I call home, and think how much I have accomplished and how far I have come. All of the amazing times that have gotten me right here where I am today. Although, I can not kid you, it is not always glitz and glamour. Many of tears have been shed and lessons learned by all of us. Myself, my parents, and everyone on my team. But that is what makes us stronger, because even through all of the hard times, we learn lessons, lessons that only move us farther in life. I am thankful for all of these moments, because these are the moments that make us who we are today at this very moment in time. This is my dream, and every day I get to see it come true a little bit, more and more. Getting there is honestly half the fun of it. I never take any second for granted. I wake up everyday excited to see what new will happen! Hey we are planning an East Coast Tour right now and I can not be any more excited!! We truly have a lot of cool things that are in the works, and once again, not to sound like a broken record, but I am so thankful for all of it. My parents continue to teach me everyday, let the negative go, and all of the positive will attract to you. From that, I encourage all of you to do the same, because I am living proof that all of this works. Dare to dream big, wish on a shooting star, ALWAYS wish when 11:11 comes up on the clock, laugh a lot and even cry a little sometimes. Let those around you know that you are thankful for them. Never let the little things slip past you in life, for like I said, it is half the fun getting there. Most importantly, take moments like this that I am having right now to just think and reflect on all of the wonderful things in life. On this note, I hope you all take the time like I just did. Grab a glass of sweet tea, turn on some music, head outside and let the crickets sing along, or stay inside and let the lyrics bounce through your head, but as long as you are taking those moments to think, and humble yourself with all that is going on around you, you are totally doing it right my friend. Be sure to stay tuned for more blogs to come!!Have a wonderful night and dream big!! Warm Regards, Dani-elle
Thank you to everyone who came out and made "Dream Big" the complete success it was!!