Over the weekend we celebrated the one year anniversary of releasing our record, ‘Expectations’ into the world… This is the face of realizing that a whole year has passed and trying to process that fact. Recently I’ve been thinking of two quotes, first, “YOU have brains in your head, YOU have feet in your shoes, YOU can steer yourself any direction YOU choose. YOU’re on your own and YOU know what YOU know, and YOU are the guy who’ll decide where to go.” And second, “Many of us choose our path out of fear disguised as practically. What we really want seems impossibly out of reach and ridiculous to expect, so we never dare to ask the universe for it.” The truth is, I agree with both—YOU are the captain, but I also believe that the universe knows that we are all overflowing with fear and will root for those who take a leap and act. When we were putting our record together, the idea of “expectations” kept coming back as the underlying, uniting theme. “Let’s have no expectations. Let’s just do the damn thing and see what happens. If our moms and our grandmas are the only folks who ever listen to it, at least we did it. No expectations.” We almost shelved the record, but we acted, released the tunes and I truly believe that the universe provided us with an abundance of good fortune. These tunes have taken us places and we’re happy and we’re tired and we’re grateful and we’re hungry and we’re ready for more. Oh the places YOU’ll go. What YOU want is not impossible and it is not out of reach. We are all afraid, but we can all find courage. What will YOU do with all the hours? Do the damn thing and the universe will root for you.
Thank you to all the photographers who captured these moments of us and the places where these tunes took us over the last year. ❤️