How Do We Want To Go Out

HEARTBREAK TO OPPORTUNITY. UNEXPECTED LIFE CHANGE. NEW ADVENTURE. NEW WAY OF LIFE. TERRIFYING. THRILLING.
The most exciting and fulfilling things in life are also the most terrifying. I don't think it can be any other way.


Over the past six months my family has been dealing with several heartbreaking events including death, loss of home, loss of jobs, loss of friends. In many ways, loss of life as we know it. It has been one of the most emotional periods of my life. It has been one of the most shockingly unbelievable times of my life; Yet it has now given me the opportunity to embark on a journey that, up until this point, I have only been able to dream about. It has caused me to dig deep into the true purpose of this life and what we should be doing with it. It has caused me to once again narrow my focus to what is truly important. After returning home from my grandmother's funeral, I stood in the kitchen talking to my husband and said "if this could be any one of us any day, if there are no guarantees in life, how do we want to go out?" I have been broken open and raw for so long, and this question weighs heavy on my heart. I have been struggling with the idea of death and I've been unable to process all that I've experienced during these past six months. The best way I deal with my emotions is through writing a song. I wrote a song called "How Do We Want to Go Out".
You can listen to a very raw iphone recording of this song here https://soundcloud.com/cami-lundeen/how-do-we-wanna-go-out

So what is truly important in this life? And how do I want to go out? God is important. People are important. Love is important. Doing what you were created to do is important. I want to make a difference in the lives of others. I want to share my music with those who haven't heard it. I want to give them the hope that I have. I want to experience amazing adventures with my husband and children. I want to leave a legacy to be proud of. I WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

So how do we do this? What changes do we make? Only you can answer this question for yourself, but hopefully my story will be an inspiration for you.

Due to these recent life events and contemplations, my husband and I, along with our four children, have decided to pack up and hit the road this June. We will be selling our possessions and setting out with our van towing a camper of some sort (which we have yet to acquire). Our goal is to spend an undetermined amount of time touring the United States so that I can focus more on building my music career, and my husband can work on a photography project he's had in mind for some time. While some may think this is crazy, we feel we've been given an opportunity that few others get, and even fewer seriously contemplate. Nothing about my musical journey so far has been conventional, so why start now? We will be creating a blog for our sure-to-be crazy travels so you all can live the excitement with us.

I have nothing short of a mountain of work ahead of me. It's incredibly overwhelming and terrifying, but the excitement of this journey will be my motivation. Well...and the need to provide for my family :-) We are currently working on our map. Once we have it all set we will let everyone know our timeline. I will be booking several different types of venues (colleges, restaurants, bars, wineries, festivals, farmers markets, etc.) as well as living room shows/house concerts. My photographer husband will also be booking photo shoots and other photo work along the road. Any connections any of you have to help us along the way would be greatly appreciated!

Throughout April, May and the beginning of June I am booking fundraising house concerts in the Seattle area in an attempt to help launch us on this great new adventure. We will conclude the fundraising with a final send off show with my band in the beginning of June.

HOW CAN YOU BE A SIGNIFICANT PART OF MY ADVENTURE? HOW CAN YOU HELP THIS CRAZY FAMILY?

- Host a fundraising house concert in the Seattle area between now and June
- Hire me to play for your party
- Make a donation to the Cami Lundeen Run Free Tour
- Host a house concert on the road
- Connect me with venues, or press contacts along the road
- Hire my photographer husband Erik Lundeen for photo work
- Connect us with odd jobs along the road
- SPREAD THE WORD FOR ME

Please contact me at booking@camilundeen.com if you are interested in supporting this next stage of living my dream.

We have an immense love for this island we call home and its people. We plan to return upon the completion of our wandering, but we are open to wherever the road takes us, and we are willing to see where the music leads.

2 comments

  • Ginger Ellingson

    Ginger Ellingson Roy, WA

    I am so happy for you Cami! I think your plans are wonderful and exciting. I know God has big plans for all of us and it's thrilling to see when people follow those plans!

    I am so happy for you Cami! I think your plans are wonderful and exciting. I know God has big plans for all of us and it's thrilling to see when people follow those plans!

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