On a Friday night in Kerrville, Texas, I was at my momma’s house getting ready to go to the honky tonk, just as I have hundreds of other times. Going through my normal “going to the tonk” process, I pulled on my blue jeans and cowboy boots and made my hair bigger than usual, extra hair spray. I was looking forward to hearing some live music by south Texas local musicians. Except there was one major difference this Friday night—this time, I was one of the musicians performing, at my first solo open mic.
Texas honky tonk? On a packed Friday night? Performing in front of country music loving two-steppers, by myself? Holy frackin’ shit.
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There’s an old farmhouse on Road 4, Davenport, Nebraska. Like so many other old homesteads in Nebraska, it is worn out and inhabits a quiet air of the forgotten, days gone by. Not quite dilapidated and falling down, you can see it’s getting close. You probably wouldn’t give the place a second glance as you drive by on the gravel road. And yet, it’s the single most important house in my memory.
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Sitting on my porch this morning and drinking coffee, I’m excited to write my next blog post. I have so many on my list, about hiking, traveling, singing, playing guitar. So…..why am I stuck? What’s holding me back? Why am I watching the cursor blink on my laptop screen, unable to start?
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Hi! I’m Michelle Parsons. Thanks for stopping by! I’m a Boise-based, Texas-raised traveler and explorer. My favorite things are hiking by a river, traveling to a new destination, listening to live music, and playing guitar and singing, preferably all in one day ending at a microbrewery. Continue reading “Welcome to Just A Blog Away!”