Last night Neal and I headed over to The Black Cat DC to see our Brother-in-Law Mark perform with his band The Features.
Of course Neal and I are partial because we know the band, but we LOVE The Features. Seeing them in DC is always a treat and I really liked their new songs though some of their older songs, like Lion, are still favorites.
Can’t wait to dig into the new album!
Seeing them perform made me think about what, as a little kid, I wanted to be when I grew up. Seeing Mark live out his dream always makes me so happy and it made me wonder how many people get to do what they love every single day.
Growing up, I wanted to be one thing… a meteorologist! Hands down!! I was in love with this guy…
I loved Jim Cantore from The Weather Channel. I watched The Weather Channel religiously, face planted in front of the TV during the Tropical Update. The only thing I loved more than Jim were hurricanes. I read books about weather and I had just about every VHS tape The Weather Channel put out. It’s all I wanted for birthdays and Christmas (though I’m still not over the fact that my parents didn’t see the value in me having my own Weather Channel jacket…).
I hate to break it to you guys, but I am not a meteorologist. Although it was a dream of mine, no one told me meteorology is Atmospheric Physics… EEK!! That and a few other things led me towards a career that utilized my strengths; public relations, operations, student development, and life skills counseling.
I love the path my career has taken me on, and although I don’t stand in front of a green screen every day sharing the forecast with you lovely people, you do get to see me on YouTube every once and a while talking about weight loss (close enough right?).
It was great seeing Mark and The Features last night and I wish them all the best with their new album, current tour, and all that they are working on!! If you haven’t checked out The Features… DO IT!