My name is Blake Rackley. I am 25 years old, and I live in Nashville, TN.
I've always had a dream to be an entertainer. I truly believe I was called to it when I was 15. At 21, I left everything behind in my hometown, Midland, TX, and moved up to Nashville to pursue this "music thing" nearly five years ago.
This is my year.
I've said that since the beginning of 2018. Well, I've actually said that every year since I've moved to Nashville. That phrase was always in relation to music, the industry, weight loss, etc. I was going to get a record deal, lose 100 lbs., get a song cut on a hit record, and so on. But this time around, "my year" means something different.
Fearlessness. Trust. Adventure.
Those were 3 words I got at the beginning of 2018. This is my year to be fearless, trust God, and experience the adventure I believe I was created to live.
I struggle with fear. I worry about how others perceive me. I feel out of place for not being the "pretty little package" most pop stars are presented to be. I wonder if my songs aren't good enough, and everyone is just humoring me until someone has the guts to tell me the real, hard truth. I am nervous that I've moved all the way to Nashville, just to go back to Midland with my tail tucked between my legs in a few years time.
I've spent too long thinking the things above. This year, I'm going for my dreams like never before and giving them everything I've got. I'm done waiting for someone else to see the potential. I'm over wondering if my songs are radio worthy. I'm tired of holding myself back because I don't look like a Calvin Klein model. I'm not getting any younger. I believe I'm meant to be an entertainer. So you know what I'm gonna do!?
I'm going to embrace those three words. When I feel like the odds are against me, I don't know what I'm doing, and fear is screaming at me to give up and go be a "normal person", I am gonna be fearless. I am going to quit quitting. I am going to stop letting my own insecurities hold me back. I am going to trust God. I'm going to keep releasing music, writing songs, booking shows, working out, meeting new people, making videos, and more. Everyday is a chance to learn something new, become better than the day before, & to take another step in the adventure I believe God has for me.
This is my year.
I hope you'll join me on this journey. It's going to be a fun one.
Til' Next Time,