Music festivals are back

Dancing, music, freedom. That’s what any of the current music festivals are all about. And where do you think the inspiration came from? The 70’s of course!

Of course, one of the most famous music festivals of all time was Woodstock (which was really in 1969, but close enough). This festival was the real inspiration to the many festivals you’ve seen since.

woodstock

Kids (18 and up) and adults alike are now all trying to relive those days. And when you’ve experienced one of these festivals, you understand exactly why. The sense of freedom and unity are like nothing you’ve ever experienced before.

At many of these shows, such as TomorrowWorld in Georgia and Burning Man in Nevada, festival goers will stay on the festival grounds in a tent. These turn into large communities for the weekend where campers can meet people from all over the world. Yes, WORLD. People will fly all the way from may parts of Europe and South America just to enjoy these festivals.

burnign man

Depending on which festival you attend, there will also be opportunities for those attending to partake in many arts and cultural activities. You may see things from a range of energy healing and yoga to pottery classes and jewelry design studios.

The whole point of the festivals is to allow those there to let go, live in the moment and feel the freedom of the 70’s. Next time you hear about one of these festivals, go ahead and check them out. After all, tis the season!

Here we go- Timber!

I tell you what, guys… Only me.

This morning, I was running a bit late, as usual, for an interview out on the East Coast. (But this time it was the rain’s fault!) No… Actually, it was a tree. Seriously though. A tree made me late for my interview.

When I woke up, it was a pretty average day. There was a little bit of drizzle, nothing too crazy, (though enough to make me whip out my anti-frizz cream — although, just being in South Carolina will do that).

But when I was ready to leave, finally having gotten myself together with likely just enough time to spare, the wind picked up out of nowhere! Seriously, the trees were swaying so hard I though they were all going to snap. And then… One did. Yup. A a tree fell in the driveway of the house I was airBnBing at. (Is airBnBing an official word…?)

Tree_down_by_driveway_-_geograph.org.uk_-_1583670

I called the person whom I was renting the space from and they were very good about getting me a phone number for someone who does tree removal in Greenville, SC.

Knowing I would be late, I went ahead and contacted the office where I was interviewing. I was told I would still be able to make the interview if I made it within an hour and a half.

Fortunately, the tree company was able to get to our location pretty quickly. They assessed the problem with ease and within 45 minutes, I was out of there and on my way.

I got to the interview with time to spare and… well, what can I say? I GOT THE JOB!!! Hats off to my lovely friends at Tree Service Greenville. I owe you one.

Why 76?

Some of you may be wondering why this is the “Spirit of 76” of all times. Well, as you could have guessed, I am indeed referring to the year 1976 when I say 76. The reason being…

It was a time of freedom! At least from a mental stand point. People were open to different ways of thinking and living; open to a wide variety of interests and opportunities. Unlikely people were coming together with a meeting of the minds. It was a beautiful time.

The-70-s-Photos-the-70s-24191595-1022-717

Of course, it was a difficult time in many ways as well, as you can’t always separate the good from the bad completely. But I’m here to focus on the good.

I think that at this particular time in our lives, and on a global scale timeline, people are beginning to adopt a very similar mindset to that time. People all over the place are becoming increasingly interested in a myriad of hobbies, music styles and other cultures. Travel is becoming one of everyone’s top interests, with very different destinations such as India, China and many parts of Africa being prime locations.

This shift is what has started my desire to begin blogging in the first place. As I continue on my own personal reenactment of 76, I invite anyone else to join along for the ride.