This past weekend, Mr. Humphries and I went to the Colbie Caillat & Gavin DeGraw concert at the Mandalay Bay Beach in Las Vegas.
Not only was it an awesome night away from the kids, but the music was amazing, the sand felt good on the toes, and the refreshing waves washed all my stresses away. Just what I needed.
After the concert, I started researching Colbie Caillat a little more. Turns out that the girl auditioned for American Idol twice and didn't even make it to the judge part of the process. Hello! This is the amazingly talented, completely gorgeous Colbie Caillat! How did the preliminary judges overlook her talent?
To her credit, she is grateful for being rejected from American Idol. She admitted she wasn't ready for it. That she needed more time to develop her voice, her look, her stage presence, and her confidence in who she wanted to be. Not long after, she found herself on tour with John Mayer, The Goo Goo Dolls, and Lifehouse. She won a Grammy for her duet "Lucky" with Jason Mraz. Then she was also part of the Taylor Swift team who won another Grammy for her song writing and back up vocals for the "Fearless" record.
As a writer, this story got me all sorts of inspired. It's okay to not be ready. It's okay to keep developing our voice, our knowledge, our confidence. Good things come to those who work hard and don't give up.