Hello dear friends. Carter Parton Rogers here. I was just sittin’ here reflectin’ about how far I’ve come since I decided I was gonna pursue my dream of bein’ a country music singin’ sensation at the Grand Ole Opry. To the outside world it might not look like that far. But to me. Well. When I first picked up my guitar almost a year ago I didn’t know which end was up and what note was what…a fret? a chord? a SONG? Nothin’. Here’s proof in my very first video blog where I state to the world that I’m gonna go after my dreams. You will see how much I (don’t) know.
I even put on my own variety show. Ya’ll! Now I was no where near perfect with my music at the time and I’m still not. But I knew a few things and I wanted to share them. So I did what I could with what I knew at the time.
And then here we are almost a year later and I have learned many many notes and chords, I can play a few songs, I found it within myself to get up and do my music in front of people many times, I know what frets are, I know what a hammer on is, I know a few bluegrass songs, I’ve had a Facebook comment “Liked” by The Opry. And just a week or so ago I got to perform at the wonderful Kulak’s Woodshed and it was broadcast to the whole world wide web.
All this to say. If I can do it…ya’ll sure can!!! And to answer what I started this blog post with…How to go after Your Dreams! Well. Here’s my thoughts on that. Step 1) Listen for what that dream is 2) Go after it!
Then yer thinkin’ “Okay Carter, but how do I go after it?”. Well you just start with one little-tiny-seems-so-simple-thing and you do one of those things each day. For me it was learnin’ a new note, or a new chord, or decidin’ to stand on a stage and share my dream and the little tiny bit of music I knew so far. And really it’s about bein’ the one, even if it’s just you, that keeps on believin’. Hold tight and preciously those glimpses of dreams and hope that are carried so delicately on the wind like when you wish on a Dandelion. Careful with your wishes that you gently keep them afloat and keep them away from the stormy weather that is your doubts. Ya’ll gotta know I’m sayin’ all this to myself just as much. We all need some support and encouragement every once in a while, even if it comes from our ownselves. Did I just make up some new words?
Hope ya’ll’ll join my Dream Pursuin’ Dream Board Project. It’s fun and a great way to take that first step…state to the world what your dream is.
And like I say at all my shows…I wish you all your dreams!
Singin’ and Dreamin’ – Carter
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