leave my wings behind me… | McGowan Images Blog


leave my wings behind me…

Sometimes, you just need an adventure. Even if you love the “day to day”, and the “day to day” is everything you ever dreamed of… sometimes you need something a little out of the ordinary to shake you up and remind you who you are. I am so very blessed beyond belief to have babysitters (my fantastic parents) that understand this need, and a husband who loves my restless spirit, and a best friend who will move mountains just to fight traffic and have an adventure with me.

On Friday afternoon, Mack and I drove to Austin to see the Counting Crows play at SXSW. They’re my very favorite band in the world, and they did not disappoint. We arrived early enough to hear the band sound-check, and for the 15 of us standing around waiting for the gates to open (*cough*SUPERFANS*cough*), they played “Le Ballet D’or”. Wonderful reward for our dedication.

The show was magnificent. The company was perfect. The sangritas were tasty. And stretched out on a picnic blanket at 1 a.m. with some of the people I love the very most in all the world, I was reminded of who I am. Outside of my business, and my children… just me, as Chelsea. I love those modifiers, but they can be crutches, too. The older I get, the more I find I’m becoming comfortable with being just me.

So come now, let’s go dance to the siren’s song

Come now, leave your damage behind and gone…

  1. april says:

    i *love* the last paragraph of this blog!!! it is encouraging to see women who are comfortable with who they are, this inspires it in the rest of us. we all need a day to be reminded who we are outside of everything that we do. thanks for sharing!!

  2. Kevin says:

    What an awesome road trip! Turkey leg, drinks, and great music?…good day!

  3. Dani says:

    LOVE IT!!! You are such a natural beauty!

  4. Amber says:

    Wow what a fun day!! I agree with Kevin, a turkey leg, great drinks, great friends equal an awesome road trip! Love that y’all shared it with us.

  5. Misty says:

    Dang, can’t believe I’m just now seeing this post, oops! GREAT shots of the band, I love the one of Adam seated (not singing)!!! Hurray for being brave/superfan enough to be at the front of that massive crowd! 😉
    I totally meant to ask Mack to snap a quick squishy face pic of us, waaah! And I can’t BELIEVE I missed that amazing soundcheck, ahhhh! But it was SO so cool to get to see you guys in ATX!!! 🙂 <3

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