Every now and then, during a quick “nice to see you” conversation, friends ask me how I feel about the beautiful response Dragonborn and other covers have gotten. I panic trying to summarize my feelings and end up saying something like, “It’s really awesome!” And the moment I say it, I feel lame. Because eating ice cream on a Sunday is awesome. The encouragement you guys have given me has truly changed the way I feel about my life, my choices, and about myself.
Last year was a difficult one for me. Emotionally, health wise, professionally… Every aspect of my being malfunctioned at the same time, and what I remember the most is that feeling of hitting a wall.
In November, during one of the most peaceful moments I’d had all year, I recorded the Dragonborn cover. In the months since then, every single message I’ve received from you has turned that concrete wall into this:
Every encouraging message you write, every tweet, every share feels like a firm climbing grip.
I’m not over the wall yet. My insecurities haven’t been magically fixed. My fears and doubts are still lurking nearby.
But you’re helping me find a way to keep moving. And most importantly, you keep me looking up.
And that’s why you are more awesome than ice cream on a Sunday.
Infinitely more awesome.