One of my biggest events for the year professionally is the NAMM show which happens every January in Anaheim California.

All of the equipment, instrument, technology, software, and gadget manufactures in the music industry come to show off their latest gear for the coming months.

I go as a member of the media, I cover the event for those that follow me. I ask questions that my community wants to know, I talk to the companies about their products, meet with companies that I work with throughout the year, and generally make new contacts for more consulting, education, and creative opportunities.

I wanted to share a bit of what it’s like, just a little bit of footage from my trip. If you’re into gear and want to see my actual covearage hit up namm.soundsandgear.com or visit my other youtube channel at youtube.com/soundsandgear

enjoy!

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I got a new mic for my camera, as I was testing it out I figured I’d just record something I wanted to share anyway regarding my thoughts on success.

Many people will try to tell you what it means to be successful, and how YOU should measure success. Problem is, everyone has their own goals, visions, and desires.

That’s why success is a highly personal idea!  It’s it solely based on what you decide and what you aim to get out of whatever it is you’re doing.

Some equate  success with money, others equate success with travel, yet others measure it purely based on how they impact other people.

Everyone has their own way, I simply want to encourage you to not get confused or discouraged trying to measure your success by the standards or vision of someone else!

Grace and peace!

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Our oldest son turned 18 on Dec 26th, a huge milestone for sure.  18 is a major birthday for most kids, but this is also huge for us as parents as he is our first born.

He was an NICU baby, yep, he was a preemie, at 2 pounds 12 ounces he was tiny!  If you’re not aware, there are many complications that can come from having a premature baby, and they made sure to inform us know about all possible complications.  We were teen parents, younger than he is now when we had him, so in addition to being young there was also fear of any issues that could arise.

We are truly blessed and thankful to say that we never had any such issues, and many find it hard to believe he was a preemie at all! We are definitely looking forward to what his future holds as he prepares to head off to college and beyond. It will definitely be different for us not having him around all the time, we are a very close-knit family so it will be a time of change for all of us.

Anyway, I just wanted to share a little bit of video footage from our day as well as some of our thoughts on our first born turning 18.

Children are a blessing, if you have children make sure to enjoy them as much as possible!

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