(copied from my Facebook page)
The rumors are true: I’m leaving Cincinnati at the end of the month.
This update is long overdue, my friends.
As you may have heard, a big change is on the horizon in terms of my career and life path. The last month and a half has been difficult (to say the least). For weeks, I was completely devastated because my life and plans had practically changed overnight in a very significant way. However, after all the tears, frustration, and a bit of anger, I can now tell you how optimistic and enthusiastic I am about the future.
The universe works in mysterious ways, and I firmly believe everything happens for a reason.
That being said, I am embarking on a new adventure soon. A fresh start, if you will. On April 16th, I will be saying so long to Columbus and hello to Cincinnati! My job is located in the Cincinnati area and my old guitarist/friend from a previous music project lives there as well. So, I will be busy “down south” as I work to further my career and make sweet, sweet music for you to enjoy.
I lost myself over the last few years and am taking this opportunity to really focus on my dreams - not everyone else’s. And, just to clarify, it was my own fault that I let my passions and aspirations fall to the wayside.
Now, this doesn’t mean goodbye forever. I will be back in Columbus to visit with friends and family often. I love this city - and its people! I can’t thank all of you enough (especially the Cbusr and Twitter crowd) for enriching my life and coming to my aid when I truly needed it most. It completely boggles my mind and humbles me that even complete strangers reached out to offer their support, resources, connections, and love through the years. I am truly grateful for each and every one of you!
Want to see me off in true Miss Natalie Lynn style? Come to my going away party at Camelot Cellars on Wednesday April 13th from 6-10pm. Power Hour Special: $1 off glasses of “Miss Natalie Lynn’s Top Wine Picks”. You can RSVP by clicking the link below, or just simply show up that evening if you have time. More details to come!
I hope to see you there, Columbus! If you aren’t able to attend, don’t worry. I will be back to visit very soon. :)
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Miss Natalie Lynn
My Grandpa Jenkins is one of the biggest reasons as to why I’m following my musical dreams this year. He always wanted to see me “make it” it in the music industry and record an album. Aside from my parents, he was always my biggest fan. Three years ago, he actually showed up to a show of mine at a crowded bar filled with 20-somethings. But, that’s just the kind of guy he was. (Oh how I miss him.)
Less than a week before he died (just before Christmas a few weeks ago), my grandpa asked me to sing a song at his memorial service. The song in this video tribute (big thanks to my brother for creating this slide show) is the song I decided to sing because this is the way my grandpa viewed the world throughout his life - right up until the day he left us.
I love you grandpa. This year, I’m going to make you so, so proud.
Here’s to a wonderful man who gave so many people love, loyalty, and laughter until the very end.
I’m starting my 2011 goals early this year. Longer post to come, but 2011 will be the year I get back to my old goals and true passions. Here’s what I am setting out to accomplish:
- Write the album I’ve always wanted to write and record it by the end of the year.
- Sleep 8 hours every night.
- Stop overextending myself when it comes to taking on projects and planning events (no matter how cool or fun they sound).
- Schedule more time to hang out with friends, old and new.
- Spend more time with family.
- Become a certified Les Mills Body Balance instructor.
I just felt the need to jot that down before I forget.
What are your goals for 2011?
VIDEO: How To Be Alone. This poem and video really spoke to my heart. Thank you, Jenny Mae for posting on your blog.