Thoughts after missing the rally this year

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Thoughts after missing the rally this year

Post by NathanNasby » Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:20 pm

Hey gang!

It's been a bitter sweet feeling reading all of the familiar posts about what an amazing experience the 2017 rally was for them. It's been a very difficult year for me in a lot of ways as I took a few hard hits financially and with time, but one of the hardest things was missing this years rally.

It's kinda funny in a way because after going to the rally for 4 years in a row I thought missing a year might not be a big deal or something that would feel like a restful break. There were some positives, one major one was being home with the family and enjoying extra time together when I would typically be away from home missing everyone.

What hit me most was the wave of nostalgia and appreciation that came over me as I watched the flood of posts and pictures that the taxi community were all making while the rally was on. It struck me how many ways I have to be grateful to ML, taxi and the community probably even more so as I sat on the sidelines watching you all participate in the workshops, events and social gatherings. My music family grew by hundreds in the first year after the rally. I got my first library deal through the rally my first year. All of my major deals and placements have come from taxi and the rally. I've signed with 20+ publishers, all connected through taxi collaborations and rally introductions. Most importantly I've connected with a group of peers and friends who I will cherish for the rest of my life.

Final thought on the taxi road rally.....

No, I'm not missing the rally next year :D! Missing it once was more than enough to make me realize it is not an option. :P
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Re: Thoughts after missing the rally this year

Post by annayarbrough » Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:34 pm

Nathan, I hope to meet you next year!

Thanks for posting this, too—the perspective is so valuable.

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Re: Thoughts after missing the rally this year

Post by cassmcentee » Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:06 pm

Rockstars have to take Sabbaticals now and then!
Your smiling face was missed Nathan...
Here's to a productive 2018
Cheers!
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Re: Thoughts after missing the rally this year

Post by fuzzbox » Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:23 am

I don't want to miss the next one if I can help it and I've only been to one! :lol: 8-)
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Re: Thoughts after missing the rally this year

Post by NathanNasby » Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:16 am

:D haha I know exactly what you mean @fuzzbox.

Thanks @cassmcentee! Here's to 2018 for sure.

Absolutely @annayarbrough. I've heard some of your piano recordings and really enjoy your work. Will be great to meet next year.
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Re: Thoughts after missing the rally this year

Post by FMstereo » Sat Nov 11, 2017 1:19 pm

Missed seeing you this year, Nathan. Here's to 2018!

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Re: Thoughts after missing the rally this year

Post by Telefunkin » Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:15 pm

Many years ago I went to Florida for a 'once in a lifetime' holiday there. I loved it so much that I returned about 20 times, but only after much deliberating every year over whether I could manage (afford) it. I expect that the Rally will become my new Florida, and if I can get back again I surely will - after much deliberation of course. :) It was an AMAZING experience!!
Graham (UK).

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Re: Thoughts after missing the rally this year

Post by fuzzbox » Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:19 pm

..it certainly was Graham! 8-) :shock: :P
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