Guys, the elevation of Utah is taking it’s toll. I can’t sleep, I am somehow in a different timezone, and this morning when I woke up it was 40 degrees outside. I’m having a great time but these changes are definitely messing with me.
Today was freaking productive though. I woke up, drank my favorite tea, did some pilates, went on a run in a beautiful park, ate well, hung out with my airbnb’s dog named Klaus, performed at an open mic, AND hung out with an old friend from California. Needless to say, I am wiped right now. Oh, and I started reading Ulysses.
I was so nervous performing tonight. I definitely need to start preparing a spiel while I’m on the mic and not let it take me by surprise so much. Overall, reactions to my performance were all positive and that always fills me with absolute joy. It touches my heart that anyone enjoys my music let alone is excited to talk to me about it. I will say, I don’t think I’m a huge fan of smaller venues where you only focus on the musician and don’t get a chance to talk to on another at the show. How do you network? How do you meet people like that? I completely understand respecting the performers but to stay quiet for four hours, not getting to know any one, including people you’ve enjoyed listening too… idk. I prefer more social open mics.
Anyway, I woke up this morning with my face freezing because I didn’t realize that there is actually a heater in my room. I’m worried that the chill of Salt Lake City is going to get me sick. Other than that, I’m loving the nature of this place. My body is unfortunately, unable to keep up with my excitement. My right shoulder blade is in agony and my right leg is giving me problems too. I hurt so much that tomorrow I am taking a spa day at one of the snow lodge’s.