Being-18

Probably a Saturday 6, most likely a Sunday 7

-So it’s 11 in the evening on a Saturday. Musically speaking, it’s been a great few days. Thursdays bar show was fun. 1 to 2 new fans at a time, and I had over 200 views on fb. Like, lots of continuous views. Then yesterday, I did a radio spot on one of our local country stations, and the dj says, sincerely, “I know I’m gonna see you again”. No bad notes, thank God, and I didn’t swear on the radio. Ain’t that some s@#t, right?
I had 3 fb requests of people I don’t know, that are locals, soooooo, that’s great.

-tomorrow night is the Dwight Yoakum show, and im playing in the wine bar in front of the theatre before the show. I may or may not have said it, but I was told by the local promoter that I’d be opening if he didn’t have his own opening act. So my goals are to rock it, and get a pic w/dwight. Wish me luck!

-I’m doing temp work till salmon starts, and it’s getting pretty rediculous out here doing projects along with working. My job is in a seafood plant, and I’m the only person that speaks English. I make due, but I feel like a jerk because everybody tries to speak english, but my Spanish suuuuuucks. I can understand, and I know a few words and understand more thanks to my french background, but still…..I feel like a heel. We all just want to fit in, right???

-I think I finally sold the Bain of my existence - my volvo. I had a s80, t6. If you ever get a chance, pass.

THAT bad.

The motor has more leaks than a field of onions, and I swear it would be cheaper to divorce a Kardashian than maintain that car. Domestic it is, for a bit. Lol

-im back on the ‘get healthy’ bandwagon. One of my best friends had to have another guy run his boat because he hasn’t taken care of his body. And he’s not even 30 yet. So I’m back on the treadmill and reduced carb bandwagon starting monday. It’s time.

-so a while ago, I made a promise to myself to do something every day to further my career as a musician. It might be small, might be big, but something. So every day, I make that investment, I recommit to the focus, I make the promise to myself that today I’m gonna do something to kick the can further down the road. Now, whether that’s chasing the neon rainbow like me, or changing your lifestyle, quitting smoking, it doesn’t matter - you are worth it. Follow your heart, follow your dreams, and make them happen. Satisfy that soul of yours, because there’s no overtime at the end here on this field. At the end of the day, it might be hard, but if you satisfy you after setting high standards, then you have this life figured out. And eat tacos, yes, tacos. Lol!!!!!

Much love y'all! Be kind, take it easy, but take it!

Abortion ban in Poland

After several years of living abroad, I came back to Poland. I wanted to live close to my family and friends. 

What I’ll get is an absolute ban on abortion. Because our right-wing  government gave first green light to a bill proposed by ultra-conservative NGOs and parties.

The project in question would ban abortions even in situations where 

the fetus has no chance of survival,

the pregnancy is a result of rape 

or the life of a woman is in danger

It also included jail time for pregnancy termination as well as “endangering pregnancy” for up to 2 years, for both pregnant women and a doctor.

Also, up to 2 years of jail time for an abortion conducted abroad, where it’s legal (Germany, Czechia)  

This may even lead to women ages 18-40 being denied leaving the country, on basis of “wanting to get an abortion”. This is of course far-fetched, but hey, if we’d be persecuted for an abortion there, why not ban going there whatsoever, in case dastardly deeds were on our minds?

Also, this bill makes prenatal diagnosis virtually pointless, since doctors could not do an abortion, if they discover some genetic fetal defect that will make it’s life short and miserable.

If the fetus has a genetic defect such as anencephaly (no developed brain), under this bill the woman needs to carry it to full term anyway. This happened not long ago in Poland. After the diagnosis the woman was forced to carry it to full term, knowing through all those months that she’ll give birth to a stillborn baby.

This is bad. This is really, really bad. This is fundamentalism at its worst.

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Check out an extensive article at WSJ that clears up some details on the matter

18 things I learned while being 18

(Since it’s my last day being 18 I decided to write this)

1. Its ok to be homesick while you’re away at college
2. Dying your hair black is probably a bad decision
3. Eating bananas helps with cramps
4. Don’t ever put someone else’s mental health before your own.
5. If you don’t feel happy in the relationship anymore you should probably   leave.
6. Drinking orange juice in a rush to get to class after you brushed your       teeth is really gross.
7. Don’t wear a white shirt while drinking coffee
8. It’s ok to be nervous at a job interview
9. Going to a different country is the best thing you’re ever going to         experience
10. Getting tattoos hurt
11. Getting tattoos are probably the second best thing you’re ever going to experience
12. Just because you don’t spend as much time with someone doesn’t       mean they’re not still your best friend
13. Texting your grandma isn’t has fulfilling as calling her.
14. Making new friends is difficult.
15. Making new friends is also pretty fucking cool.
16. Making decisions that will change your life are the worst but extremely   necessary.
17. Working out can be fun.
18. People will understand that you have anxiety and are going to help you,  but you have to ask for the help.

Bonus 19. Loving yourself is difficult but it’s worth it all in the end.