Wednesday, July 9, 2008

I've Been Busy...Part III

So here's where you can be jealous if you want. I'd be jealous of me. I went to Jamaica for work last week...with Kenny Chesney...and a lot of other fun people from all over to shoot the video for an upcoming single "Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven." It honestly felt like part mission trip, part vacation because we were filming out in the villages, not in the resort-y areas normally associated with a place like Jamaica. (The picture at the left was actually at the place we were staying; Kenny is being interviewed here talking about songs on the next record.)

Not only did I work with Kenny for the first time, who is incredibly gracious and fun to be around, but I also met a great gal named Brook Kerr who acts out in L.A. Some of you may remember her as "Whitney" on the soap "Passions."

Needless to say, there were some moments in Jamaica while I was thinking back to how hard grad. school was for me, and how I constantly felt like a square peg trying to fit in a round hole that made me completely incredulous at how God is blessing me. Not that it's all about one's job, but since we are working more than we are doing anything else, I do believe that you are more fulfilled and God is truly glorified when you are using those unique talents and passions that He has placed in your heart. Okay, I'm done preaching. Enjoy!

Lynn Borges (hair and makeup gal) and Brook Kerr ("Jamaican" hottie in the video)
Some precious kids at the church where we filmed the first set-up
Kenny singing it up with the locals


Christine said...

That looks like so much fun! I'm glad you're able to use your unique gifts, too. You are so talented, Amber!

hootenannie said...

I love the reminder that we should do what we love - and it's so encouraging to see that YOU have found a way to make your passion into your career! Inspiring. :)

Anonymous said...

yay for not being in the micro lab! yayayayay! maybe you will get to bring matt there and show him around.

and stay here: it is my favorite hotel i have ever looked at online. it was in domino magazine.

Anonymous said...

ps. i totally remember brook kerr! haha! she is most definitely a hottie.

Kristi said...

Good for you, Amber... you and Matt are so talented and dear. God bless you both! (Looks like He is...)