Be Happy and T-R-U-S-T
~~~~~~~~~~~~ David Archuleta Photo edit “Lean On Me” by Juan ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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Kari Tweets News About a @DavidArchie “Core Meeting!” ~ Also, Wishing Kari Safe Travels to Australia!
David’s Road Manager, Adventure Buddy, World Traveler and all around awesome gal, Kari Sellards is now off to Australia (aka OZ) with JT’s continuing 20/20 Tour, but before leaving, she shared some important and welcoming news to DA fans!
A “@DavidArchie core meeting” took place in LA this past week! The late night news was received well by the fans!
Even though “core meeting”didn’t come with specifics, Kari’s tweet caught our attention in a positive way! It’s a great confirmation that there is planning with the central core of David’s professional “team”with direction taking place! We know that music is already being recorded, so this is all very good news!!!
Also, along with news about David in her tweet, Kari mentioned filming with Alex T Marshall! Alex (previously with the group “The Cab,”) tweeted on Friday that he was shooting a new music video! Cool! I’ll be looking forward to seeing it!
Thanks, Kari for the update! We’ll definitely be staying tuned here! Wishing you safe travels and a super fun time as you head across the ocean once again!
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A Little Sunday Soliloquy on Happiness and Trust
Happiness and trust are words that each carry so much weight when referring to the circumstances and relationships in our lives. During the past ~five months since David’s return from Chile, there have been times when I’ve witnessed excitement, anticipation, handwringing, joy, patience, impatience, happiness, worry, longing, peace, frustration and resolve..all within… me. As a “long time fan of David” I’ve had some real “figgering” out to do… It has involved some change and (hopefully) growth on my part. David worked hard during his two years away to mature, grow, and bring back the person he “became.” He’s shared some of these revelations and points of growth with us, so I guess it was my turn.
While David was away for two years “becoming,” I, as a fan, had remained in the same place. Although I fully expected to see changes in him when he returned, I was still (in my head) stuck with the way things had been for me as a fan in the years prior to his departure. It was time for me to reflect and hopefully grow a little, too, while continuing to support and celebrate the artist we respect and love.
I have been blessed beyond measure by all David selflessly and tirelessly gave in terms of music, personal time, and himself beginning in his teenage years! I was privileged as a fan to receive time that was being sacrificed from his family and friends. Beyond that, I’ve been personally blessed with friendships and “family” I’ve gained because of him. I don’t know if he can truly understand how much he has done, and the beautiful relationships that “exist” and continue to grow because he entered our lives. Simply amazing!!!!
He’s been taking more time since he returned for siblings and family which I am so very happy about. He’s shared on a number of occasions that he’s been working collaborations and about writing new music, which I’m elated about! Two of my favorite tweets from David since he’s returned are these:
David has also shared that he’s pursuing some new educational opportunities and I think this is awesome! With these priorities (and maybe other reasons as well), some of the time he’s previously spent on social media has changed. Enter today’s quote~
“The key to happiness is letting each situation be what IT IS instead of what you think it should be (or what you’re used to having it be).” <—my added words.
When I saw this quote the other day, it suddenly made more sense to me. Although I was used to things being a certain way in the past as a fan, being completely honest, the basis of why I became a fan in the first place hasn’t changed: David is an incredibly talented man, with a wonderful spirit, and his voice moves me like no other. I simply love hearing David sing! I love his voice and I love the way he puts 100% of every fiber of his being into each performance. I value each and every album he’s released, appreciate the labor and effort he’s put into all of his music, and I look forward to the next and all others after that when they come…whenever they come. I’ll listen, get those chills, and most likely cry as I have so many times in the past. I’m so looking forward to the day, too, when I’ll be able to hear him sing live again whether it’s this year, next year, whenever it happens, and I believe it will happen, I’ll again be moved by his live voice and so blessed!
It’s a good feeling to know that we can all continue to celebrate David’s music, celebrate each other, support each other, work together for charitable causes, appreciate the music of other artists, too, and just have fun hanging out together in the meantime. I think my friends and “team members” Mary Lou, Kalei, David G, along with our chat mods here all agree on this. And as Kalei mentioned yesterday, the celebration of David’s music and of our “archu-buddie adventures” will continue MOST definitely ~until the day when we see David live again..and I DO trust that we will.
So for today, I’m going to continue to celebrate with all of you, choose happiness, and….
Disclaimer: Today’s soliloquy is just me~ sharing a little of what’s in my head and my heart. There are so many ways to feel as a fan and no way is better or “right.” I’m sorry today’s post is so very late but if one could see eraser marks and re-writes on this post, there would be many. Hugs to all and have a great Sunday! I’m closing with an all time favorite memory and reminder of what being a fan of David for me is all about.
Wishing you all a great remainder of the day!