Austin Jenckes

 

Blessed Beyond Belief

September 25, 2013

A good friend told me that overnight success takes about ten years to accomplish. I have spent over a decade sharing my voice and in those ten years I have been blessed beyond belief.

When I was preparing for my blind audition for NBC's The Voice I knew I had an army behind me, and I knew that no matter what happened I would be ready to handle any outcome. Being able to sing Simple Man on national television, a song I have loved for so many years, was a dream come true in itself.

Today I can say my voice was heard by millions of people with the help of a few thousand. I can speak to how amazing my opportunities have been. I can think "WOW I was just on TV!." But mostly, I would like to express how thankful I am for all of the above.

Grey Skies and Sweet Summertimes

September 23, 2013

This summer I saw a lot of lights, cameras, and actions, but if I were to recall one thing it would be the support that I received from my friends and family. Some of them knew what was going on in my life and some didn't. Some suspected, and some had no clue, but every one of them gave me the same love and respect.

The past few months have been like finding a season of life's lessons in a beautiful flower pot and then pouring a five gallon bucket of water into it; watching the top overflow, settle at the brim, and eventually sink in.

I had day jobs that involved stacking boxes, driving forklifts, and giving tours on electric scooters. I played, wrote, and sang songs everyday. I auditioned for a TV show called "The Voice," and I met people that I will call friends until the end of time.

I have been a dreamer my entire life and I know for a fact that dreams were meant to come true. Thank you for reading this and thank you for dreaming with me!

Who am I

September 7, 2013

I think about what it would be like to be everyone else but me, pretty much everyday. I like to look at the world through the eyes of others, or at least try to do so, because I feel like it gives me a greater grasp of who I am and who I would like to be.

Today I found a comment on someone's Facebook page that said something like "these eyes are mine, and mine alone," and it had a close up that only showed the eyes and the eye lashes of the person. For some reason this was very interesting to me. We were given eyes to see things in our own way, but I also think that we forget how we are effecting everything we see.

The moral to this post is that who we are is dependent on how we see things. More often then not, I am very good at missing everything because I am looking so hard for something. I wonder what it would be like to be someone else, but I also search the stars for who I am. Music is the only thing I have found that makes me feel completely comfortable seeing myself in the world around me.

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