Let me introduce myself…
For the past several years I’ve been in hiding. Not really hiding, but on the down low. Of course, I’ve been working on some music projects here and there for other people, but not much for myself.
I own several online businesses that are doing well, but are still in their infancy, so I’m spending a lot of time nursing those until they get old enough for me to have a little time to myself. By “time to myself,” I mean more time for my family and music.
Don’t get me wrong, I love, love, LOVE what I do. I love to create things and do business stuff, but I could get lost in family activities and music and never want to come back.
My goals in life are to serve the Lord, spend a lot of quality time with my family, earn a comfortable living building businesses, and do a lot of music. The time I’ve spent in hiding has taken its toll and it’s time to change.
I’m on a journey…
For the past 10 years I’ve been on a personal journey. Through all of the twists and turns, I’ve taken my family on a crazy ride. My personal journey has been to find out where I truly fit in on this earth. My personal journey has been to find out who I am and where I stand. I still learn more about myself each and every day.
I’ve worked in a few jobs over the past ten years that have really challenged me and stretched my abilities and prepared me for the next step…not just for another job, but in life.
I had times of heartache and extreme lack of self confidence through many of these experiences. I didn’t realize it at first, but those difficult times I had were critical moments in my life to help strengthen and teach me.
During those moments I questioned myself, my motives, my testimony, my goals, everything. I’m lucky I have a wife (Erin) who was a rock during those times to pick me up and carry me. Erin is the best thing that’s ever happened to me. And, of course, our children are pretty amazing too 🙂
I am always me…
Throughout all the struggles I’ve had, I finally learned that it’s okay to feel pain. I’ve always thought that if I just knew myself completely, like my Father in Heaven knows me, then life will be easier. I thought that each struggle wouldn’t be a struggle anymore.
Now I know that each struggle is a part of the process and I’ve come to understand that when life is at the most difficult point, that’s when I need to open my eyes the widest to find the meaning behind it all.
It’s okay to be me and feel pain. There’s nothing wrong with that. I will struggle sometimes and if I embrace it, then being me is actually a great thing because God provides strength to endure. Being somebody else, or wanting that, will not change anything.
Thankfully, I have God, and people…
The greatest part about being on this earth is that I can learn faith. Faith is the glue that holds my life together, and I’m lucky to have a great support group at home, with friends and with the church. I’m lucky to have found my religion, “The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints,” while still on the earth. It brings me great peace to have that solid foundation in my life.
I’m glad I can pray and learn to communicate to a loving Heavenly Father that leads and guides me. I haven’t always known He was there for me but I know now, without a doubt, that He is.
Why I’ve been hiding…
For many years, I have doubted myself. Like I said, I questioned a lot about myself. I’ve been afraid to be real, afraid of people judging me, afraid that my past will catch up to me, afraid that I won’t be genuine. I realize that I wasn’t being genuine by hiding and I was living a lie.
On the bright side, I believe that there were things that I needed to learn before I could put myself out in the world and share. I have learned a lot about myself, family, communication, music, business, technology and other things that I feel can bring value to others. And, these are the things I want to share here on ChadNeth.com.
What I want to do now…
Initially, I thought ChadNeth.com would be about my music only and that I would put all of my other stuff out there on other blogs, but I realized that there is so much more to me than just music. I want to do so many other things and don’t want to limit myself by making my life so difficult. I will use ChadNeth.com to just share the things I experience and know, and hopefully someone can benefit from some of the things I say.
I know there will be people who will want to find my music and not be bothered by other stuff, so I went ahead and put up the website ChadNethMusic.com. This is a place where people can find all of my music stuff. Whenever I release new songs and videos, it will go there. Of course I will point people there from here as well.
I appreciate you being here and learning a little more about me. I hope to stay on top of all of this, so stay tuned!