Welcome again to Courtney Psak’s 30 days to 30 blog. Based off of my book Thirty Days to Thirty, a fiction novel that is a fun light hearted or vacation/beach read about a girl accomplishing her bucket list before her 30th birthday.
Although it’s a chick lit, it’s also about self discovery and personal development that is meant to inspire people like me who are almost 30 and want to accomplish those bucket list items that they have been meaning to get to, but tend to let fall to the wayside.
This blog is about my bucket list items that I am accomplishing before I turn 30. I hope they inspire you to do the same!
Yesterday I talked about ultimate fandom, so I guess you can say that my ultimate fanaticism lies with Dave Grohl.
To me, seeing Foo Fighters in concert is like saying you saw the Beatles or Elvis Presley. The Foo Fighters have shaped Rock n’ Roll and they are one of the few that still knows what it means to be a garage band.
What makes them so great, aside from great talent, is their attitude about everything. They always remain humble and most importantly, they know they wouldn’t be where they were without the fans.
A few years back, Brant Webb and Todd Russell were trapped in the Beaconsfield Mine for 14 days while they waited for rescue workers to come get them. When they got out they said they listened to the Foo Fighters on Webb’s iPod to lift their spirits and drown out the drilling.
Dave Grohl was moved to tears and offered them two tickets to any show, anywhere with cold beers waiting for them. He not only was good on his word, but he wrote a song to pay tribute to them.
This past July, I was going to go see them for the first time and I remember being worried it would be cancelled because we had all heard Dave Grohl broke his leg.
They continued to tour and when we went there, he told everyone the full details of the issue. He had fallen, very stupidly, and had broken his leg. He had the rest of the band do some covers while he was examined by the on sight doctor. He told him he had to go to a hospital because his foot was dislocated. Dave, while biting on his leather jacket, told him to set it back into place. After that, he told the doctor he was going back out. The doctor responded by telling him the only reason his foot was in place at the moment was because he was holding it in. To which Dave responded, then I guess you are coming out with me.
If you didn’t believe him he shows pictures of doctor Sven, holding his damn leg while he continued to perform. His attitude was people came out to see him and he wasn’t going to let them down.
When his manager told him to cancel the tour while he was in the hospital after several surgeries, he drew out a chair and asked if the stage crew could build him a chair he could sit in so he could continue with the tour.
You see so many bands cancel performances for stupid reasons (I’m talking to you Kings of Leon). Kings of Leon canceled a performance because a bird pooped on them.
Obviously Dave Grohl is the extreme, but it shows he has his priorities straight, which makes him not only a great performer but a great person as well and an ideal role model for everyone.
So what I learned from that concert is that no matter what happens, be sure to always focus on what’s important.
Not saying I’m on the verge of becoming a best seller, but when I think about writing, I write for myself because it makes me happy. Much like Dave Grohl writes music because it makes him happy. What’s important to keep in mind is where you are and how you got there. Right now what little exposure I do have, is because other indie authors and bloggers are willing to help by offering to review my book for me, interview and offer guest posts.
So I would like to do the same. If anyone is interested in a guest post where they want to talk about their bucket list items and what they learned from them, please feel free to reach out to me and I would be happy to have you.
Thank you for reading this entry of Courtney Psak’s 30 days to 30 blog. I hope this inspires you with your own bucket list to accomplish as much as you can before your 30th or even before your next birthday!
Remember be sure to check out Thirty Days to Thirty if you are looking for a fiction chick lit novel that is a fun, light, vacation or beach read.
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