Step One.

It's been awhile. A while since what, I'm not exactly sure. A few short years ago I was so active online, keeping my website fresh, posting daily on social media, playing regular shows and basically doing everything I could to make sure people wouldn't forget about me. It's tough to put a finger on what happened to change all that. I've just been living life. Sometimes, I feel like I'm watching other people's lives go along while I'm sitting still. The thing is, I haven't been sitting still. I've worked on a full-length record, bought a house, got married to an amazing man and have been getting up every morning and going to a job I genuinely enjoy. But a part of me is missing. The part of me that used to feel like I was in the middle of everything is missing. I stopped playing so many shows. My website lapsed. I don't post on social media but once every few weeks, at most. I stopped working on my record. What it sounds like, and what it looks like, is that I quit. And that feels terrible because I know in my heart I haven't quit yet. I still intend to keep going. So when does this season of transition become a season of action? I have been grappling with that for what has turned into over two years and counting. So this is step one: building a brand new website and get back into playing a show every once in a while. Step two is finishing the album and creating multi-media content to accompany it. Step three, hopefully, is getting people to take notice and know that I haven't quit. I still have so many stories to tell. And I'd love to tell them to you if you'll listen.

Zach Balch