So if there is one golden rule in my life lately, it is: Don't look back.
I typically am weird about introspective posts and glow-ups, but I couldn't help but post this one for today.
I tried to find pictures that had certain similarities - outdoors, no makeup, hair up, posing in some way - so it could be an easier depiction.
Left: December 2009 (age 21)
Right: June 2018 (current age, 30)
I can honestly say that this comparison, for me, was so in-your-face (and not just from the seasons or those really low-cut hiphuggers of the 2000s, lol..). I remember that girl, that 21-year-old me, the limits, struggles, and insecurities she faced...not saying it was all bad or anything. In fact, the complete opposite. I'm grateful for those struggles, those bounds, all those demons that held me back, as it has made me stronger and gives me so much more to be grateful for now...especially the song I wrote today. That picture on the left was right around when I came up with the feel for the chorus, including a few other lines and ideas throughout.
I believe that everything happens (or doesn't) for a reason. If I wrote the whole song back then, it would be a completely different song. If things went down another path back then, this new song most likely wouldn't exist.
And while I think the old me might have hated my bangs and been a little intimidated by some of my bolder moves in life, I believe she would really like the soulful spin on the song and...probably not believe that any of the good in my life now would be true and real, but THAT is a song for another day... Always a great day when I write a new song, especially when there is a special sentiment to it.
Goodnight, guys! 🎶💗🎶
Working on my "burl" as I practice #irishfiddle while waiting to be the tooth fairy. Not sure how @kianajuneweber makes it sound like the bow is changing directions when maybe it's not. I think I'm getting the hang of it but I need to listen to more pipes. Where're my Cheiftains cds... Going to get a quick lift in before bed and Paddy Maloney always gets me #pumped. Happy #tunesday yall! I'm getting serious about really nailing down three tunes per week now. Two almost down... .
A quick run through this great reel and a lesson in how to really sound like a fiddler, all while sitting at the airport. Hope you enjoy! #tunesday#fiddlestyle#speakfiddle
5 2016 hours ago
Wheels up! Flying to Ireland today. ✈️~✈️~✈️~✈️~✈️
So thankful ✨✨
to my Nashville family, for the support and love, which ended up going into this cool photo shoot with @mr.bootstraps - much more to share shortly. -
Also I big, no huge, thank you to my Michigan family for loving me, providing a place of solace and peace, reminding me to be my truest self wherever I go.
Now, excited to see my Irish fam in t-minus 12 hours!! -
And also feeling so thankful to have people in so many places around the world, and so thankful that I get to do what I do! ✨
—————————— 🎶➡️ NEW #tunesday POST will be up shortly on Inst TV 📺 🎵
Got out your 🎻 for some tunes!!!
Check out @daddyissuesband OurVinyl session from last year on YouTube to be your soundtrack to this rainy day. Link in bio. Good, good stuff. 🌧🖤 #tunesday
0 2017 hours ago
It's Tunesday! Get on down to the pub tonight at 9:00 for the greatest bar game ever, Name That Tune. We will have amazing deals snd prizes from our friends at Crossroads Brewing. This includes their newest can release of Greens Fees Pilsner. #crossroadsbrewingco#Tunesday#thinknydrinkny#namethattune
1 518 hours ago
We have started really getting onto choreography on the #versaclimber and I CAN NOT wait to share it with you all! Here are some songs you can 100% expect to hear in my first few classes @PULSEHOUSEOFFITNESS!
1 2518 hours ago
Holy shitt remember the classique "No Games" by Serani from way back in '08?? Just give it a spin and I promise it'll all come back to ya!
Hooray for Tunesday!! 🎉🎉 Today my iTunes randomly selected some Joe Houston from my collection... and sometimes you just need some honkin’ squealin’ Rockin’ & Rollin’ sax to start your day!! 🎶🎷🎶 Some great riffs to get your booty in gear for ANY day!!
TUNESDAY: New song “June” 🌼 part 2. 💕 Thanks for listenin’! I’m going to be doing more of this because I hate waiting so long to release new music. Creativity makes me feel good ✌🏽 Let me know what ya think of the tune, JUNE! 🌸 (For whole video link in bio: Facebook.com/raihannaestradamusic)
3 8421 hours ago
For this TUNESDAY, I bring you a New song “June” 🌹 PART 1. I’m diggin’ sharing these tunes when they pop up in my mind. I hate waiting so long to release new music. Going to do a lot more of this. Hope you enjoy it ✌🏽 let me know what ya think. ❤️