By: Abbey Cone
Long time no post! I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and a Rockin’ New Year.
Let me tell you I got pretty dang wild on new years wait, just kidding no I didn’t. I went to Macalister’s with my best friend, ate a grilled cheese, fell asleep on the couch at 11, woke up to see countdown until the ball dropped and went right back to bed.
I think I was just too pooped to party, honestly. Between recording, traveling and playing, the last couple weeks were a whirl wind to say the least, so since it’s a new year with new memories too make, I figured I would officially say peace out to 2014 and wrap it up with some of my most wonderful moments.
On a serious note, before I get to all the fun stuff, 2014 had its struggles. It was a year filled with a lot of changes, but a lot of lessons learned, as well, I’m not trying to get all sad or sentimental here, but I guess 2014 taught me to know my worth, keep my mind right, my head up and everything else will fall into place.
There were moments where I felt like nothing was and nothing would ever fall into that place, but there was one quote that I found a lot of comfort in and maybe you will too, “Faith is not knowing what the future holds but knowing who holds the future.”
Okay! Now for the good stuff!
I guess I’ll start with the moment that’s first on my list and first in my heart, my baptism! December 21, 2014, I gave my life too my Lord and my Savior, Jesus Christ and it was the happiest morning of my life. I felt nothing but whole and happy. I was surrounded with nothing but love from all of the ones that are closest to me and it was just a really awesome day.
Another thing that was really cool for me was releasing two Christmas songs to Texas radio, I was just excited at the fact that I was even sending songs out to radio in general, but what really made it all so awesome is the response we had from them. “Oh Holy Night” was played on multiple stations around Texas throughout December, including 95.9 The Ranch!
I also had the honor of closing the very last TXRDR with Justin Frazell, William Clark Green, Sam Riggs and multiple other amazing artists by singing “Oh Holy Night” live and it was a really special moment. I’m so thankful for my 95.9 The Ranch family and all the opportunities they’ve blessed me with.
Something outside of Texas that was a moment to remember was my first acoustic performance with my mentor Amanda Williams at a little place called “Puckett’s” in Nashville, Tennessee. I sang a couple original songs and ate some good food and it was a fun night.
So, those were just a few moments to remember from 2014!
I’m excited to be back posting, from the looks of it 2015 should give me a lot to post about! I’m really stoked to be moving into this new chapter full of new memories to be made and good times to be had and that’s really what it’s all about.
I’m not really one to make a whole list of new years resolutions, because we’re all human and will fail and make mistakes, but one thing that my pastor taught me is that in a dark world, we all feel pressure to fall into the standards of what is “trending” or what we feel like society accepts, but you have the power to be a light in the darkness and when light meets darkness, light always wins and that is my goal for 2015, to be a light in this beautiful mess of a world and I hope you will make that one of yours too!
Happy New Year, y’all!
Peace & Blessings.