About a month ago Chris Thompson, also known as SupDaily on YouTube, that I watch regularly, lost his dog when she got hit by a car while they were out at a park. Her name was Wrigley and she was a Chihuahua/Beagle mix, or as Chris likes to call it a Beauhuahua. She honestly was just the cutest dog I have ever seen! I never got the opportunity to meet her, but I know if I did I would have fallen madly in love with her! Hell, I already did just seeing her on Chris’ YouTube, Instagram, and Snapchat!
Wrigley was also known as Chris’ adventure pup, so he decided that he would embark on a three month road trip all over the United States to spread her ashes in places that he was planning on taking her to and other places that he thought she would like. Along the way he is having meet ups to get donations to take to animal rescues in the cities that he is visiting. So far it has been a big hit! He has taken hundreds of pounds of food to the few animal rescues that he has visited. He’s already visited, San Francisco, Portland, and Seattle.
I wanted to write about this, because this is something that I fully support and want to help out with in any way that I can. Please watch Chris’ YouTube video about it below:
So I have an idea: If you feel led to donate anything to any of the rescues please do so! if you don’t live close to any of those areas but still want to help out feel free to email me and I can help you out in the best way I can. I am going to go to Chris’ meet up in LA in August so if you want to donate something and you don’t mind it waiting until August I can hand deliver it myself while I am at the meetup. You can also reach out to Chris at ForWrigley@gmail.com as well. Also, if you could also share this post or just Chris’ video to get the word out, that would be amazing! Chris is also looking for different dog Instagram’s to connect with as well, so don’t be shy!
Thank you all!
This weeks song that I chose was Rachel Platten and her song “Fight Song.”
If you haven’t heard of Rachel Platten, she broke out into the music scene last year with this song and it was an instant hit. It seemed like everywhere I turned, or every radio station that I turned on was playing this song every hour on the hour. She just recently released her first full length album “Wildfire” at the first of the year and is continuing with hit songs like “Stand By You.”
This song really speaks to me and about my life here in Los Angeles and being in the music industry. Like I have said about a thousand times before, living here in LA and being in the music industry is not easy for anyone, let alone being disabled and pursuing a life in the music industry. It takes a very strong willed person to keep pursing and fighting every day.
My dad came to visit me a few weeks ago and he finally got a glimpse of what my life is like here in good ol’ Hollywood. I was excited to see him, and am very happy that I got to spend some time with him. I know my dad loves me unconditionally and supports me in anything that I want to do with my life, but I sometimes feel like he doesn’t understand why I decided to move all the way to LA to pursue a job that probably has the most unstable job market out there. Yes, it is not the most stable job environment, but it keeps me on the edge of my seat most days. But want to know something? I wouldn’t have it any other way. For example, a wise person once said that if there is something else that you are good at, and pursuing music isn’t your only option, go do that because the music industry is no cake walk. I have never been one to settle down with a 9 to 5 job. To me that is way to boring. I want excitement. I want something new to happen every day. This is why I am pursing a certificate at UCLA in their Music Business program. This is why I go to tapings and concerts and network with people from all around. I am learning every day, and yes, there are days where I have no idea what the hell I am doing, but it’s all a learning experience. This is why I always ask people to trust me.
I am a fighter and I don’t give up easily and when I set my mind to something I make sure it is accomplished, come hell or high water. Because like the song says, “I still gotta fight left in me.”
Tonight I finally made a public Facebook page for my blog. You can give it a ‘like’ it here.
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