“My life story is the story of everyone I've ever met.”- Jonathan Safran Foer
This is the first time I’ve done a journal entry and not written it when finishing up a tour. There’s always a lot of reflection on where we’ve been and all the recent things we’ve done. It can be overwhelming because so many memories and long days have been crammed together over the previous month (or three). You make lists of your adventures to keep track of them… and then the dust settles.
There’s a quiet that comes when you’re home from the road. The world literally feels as if it moves slower. You need a few days to adjust to waking up in the same place and not needing to drive hundreds of miles in one direction or the other. I came home right before the holidays and had the opportunity to really absorb time with those most dear to my heart in Colorado. I visited family and taught my niece to fish on Christmas in Louisiana. I had the chance to get in some snowboarding and caught some great shows from other bands. I wouldn’t trade any of the moments I was able to have for the world.
I am aching for the road again though. It’s a small rumble that turns into a hurricane the closer we get to leaving again. I’ve been daydreaming about playing shows with the guys and seeing those we know in faraway cities. I miss it like a child misses camp before each summer. I am more myself on stage than anywhere else in this world. Those of you that keep coming back to our shows have added so much to our purpose. You’ve shared stories about how the songs describe part of your own life and how you’ve dealt with the same things. We’re all mending ourselves and doing our best together. That brings me so much motivation and this tour is going to be the most special yet. We’re (finally) recording an album after this and have new songs to share with you.
THANK YOU for joining us on this journey and keeping us going along the way. I love you. Each of you have become the story of me. I hope we’ve somehow become part of the story of you. - Love, Sarah