Wow! Nashville has already been quite the adventure, and I’ve only been here for FOUR WEEKS!
I’ve lived with my boyfriend Ty & my cat Trudeaux for the past year… so living with my sister Natalee and my cousin Amanda has definitely been an adjustment! I’m so used to having my OWN space, my OWN cleaning routine, my OWN refrigerator, and my OWN CLOSETS! Hahaha! Now we each have shelves, fridge sections, cleaning chores, and “shared closets”. According to Natalee, I can’t count how many times I’ve come home to her dressed head-to-toe in MY clothes! We’ve been working on creating boundaries for ourselves…unsuccessfully! Haha!
Nashville is such a beautiful place to live. It’s green, warm, and the people here are so kind. We’ve gone out honky-tonkin’, bar-hoppin’, rock-&-rollin’, shootin’, and draaaankin,’ ya’ll! When my boyfriend Ty came to visit, he took me to my first NHL game…and that was quite the experience as well! So far, I’m having a lot of fun immersing myself in this southern culture and getting to know my way around town. I’ve already met many great friends and have had some pretty great opportunities land in my lap. My second week here, I was getting paid to be an “extra” on the season finale of the hit TV show Nashville. I arrived on set, and to my surprise I was selected to be a “famous artist” alongside Rayna James, Deacon Clayborne, and Brad Paisley!!! That meant that I got to have my own publicist and bodyguard, wear a gorgeous dress, walk the red carpet, and hang out at the CMA party that was set. I was there for 17 hours, and didn’t get to bed until around 4am. It was such a long day, but SO worth it.
We received even more good news this morning! To our surprise, we (Falk) were invited to perform at the CMA Music Festival (“fan fair) this year! Our show is scheduled for June 8th on a stage that many of country’s big names have played on before us. It’s an incredible opportunity, and we’re so looking forward to it!
Everything is going great here in Tennessee, but my heart is still in Utah. I miss my boyfriend Ty and my kitty so much it hurts sometimes. I wrote a song about the move and our long distance relationship called “Love Me Now“. I showed Nat and she fell in love with it immediately! We posted ourselves singing and playing it on YouTube, and the response we’re getting everyday from fans brings tears to my eyes. It’s amazing how many people have reached out to me just because they can relate to my situation. I feel so loved and supported! I don’t know what will happen in the future, but I’m just staying positive and taking it a day at a time.
Leaving my life in Utah was one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever had to make, but it’s a relief to see it starting to pay off! In my heart, I know that everything will work out how it’s supposed to. In the meantime, I’m enjoying this town while counting down the days until I get to see Ty again! 15 more to go! I’m grateful for so many things in my life. I’m staying positive, focusing on what I want and why, counting my blessings, and keeping myself happy. Every day is a new page in this book called “My Life”, and I’m the author! I can choose what I want, and how I want to feel! I believe life is supposed to be fun, so I’m choosing to write every moment that way!
Sending my LOVE and JOY to everyone!