I am so proud of my hubs! He's so motivated, such a hard worker and inspires me. He plays in a band, has his own teaching studio, does recording sessions....he's living his dream. We should all be so lucky.
In the early years, hubs worked a "regular" job and then would gig at night and on weekends. About 10 years ago, he made the decision to quit his job and play music full time. That was very scary for me. I don't like the unknown. I like stability. Around that time, I had just received my degree and was working my first "out of college" job. I was starting to see the light at the end of the student loan tunnel when he made this decision. I was worried, but I also knew that there was no better time for him to take that leap.
Over the 15 or so years I've known him, hubs has played every type of music imaginable...rock, blues, jazz, original, Christian, even calypso and everything in between. Currently, he plays in a country bad. Though this is not your grandma's country band. It's more of an alternative country/rockabilly band. They are a lot of fun!
This is unlike any gig he has played before, but he loves the music and the guys. He's having such a great time with them. In all the years I've known him, hubs has never dressed the part of a Texas man...until now. It's so fun to see him wearing boots, a hat and pearl snap shirts. I never thought I'd see the day. However, this is reserved for gigs. This is not his normal clothing style. Though I have seen a few short-sleeved pearl snap shirts work their way into his every day attire. ;) I think he's too cute.
I think the Lord has truly blessed him. Not only was he given a wonderful talent, but he's able to make a living with it.
Because of his work, hubs has been able to travel all over the country, Canada and Europe. Evidently the folks in Europe love American blues music, so he's been there several times, to France, Switzerland, Holland, Belgium, etc. That definitely beats sitting in front of a computer in a cube all day!
He and I have different work schedules, and it's difficult to find time to spend together. It's very hard on me sometimes. I miss him quite often. But every night I pray that he is happy with what he is doing and that he is successful. And even though it hasn't always been easy over the years, I am so happy that he is doing what he loves. A lot of folks don't get that opportunity, whether it's because of personal choices, family obligations, finances, or any other number of circumstances. And though he irritates me quite often ;) I am very blessed to have married this man.
(Note: I'm not usually this sappy...shut up Gwen! :b....but for some reason I am tonight. :D )