Hyper Caroline Hobby Podcast: What I accomplished in 1 year (2016)!

I have to take a moment to give thanks to God. This time EXACTLY last year, I was in total career shambles. I knew I wanted to host and interview, but I had no real experience, no real content and honestly nothing besides a burning desire inside of me to show for myself.  I was walking away from an exciting music career, but I knew I was doing what God was calling me to do. But it was a blind fucking leap of faith. I have never been more hungry, determined or scared to do anything than I was to dive into hosting and interviewing with no safety net. I am so proud of what HYPER Caroline Hobby Podcast has done in 1 year. In 1 year, I have increased my listeners by 5000, I have partnered with a major network, I have had the most exciting, relevant, inspiring, heartfelt guests join me each week.  I am hosting a major TV show that reaches over 100 million viewers per week and I have never in my life felt more in sync with God, and the path he has for me. I am fearless. I am fearless bc This year I handed my career over to God and He didn't just provide for me, He blew my mind and exceeded my hopes. Today, the Opry filmed a piece on me, talking about my podcast. Unreal. I give ALL the thanks to God for making my life magical. But I trusted him. I trusted the calling He put on my heart. I did my work. 

I was hanging with my soul sister @amaragivelove (who is about to BLOW THE F UP btw) & I said this quote and it really rings so true. "I know that even though I didn't know where I was going, I knew the moment I was walking away from a great opportunity that there was a greater one in front of me. That's what I call a leap of faith." I am so thankful to God. If you are reading this, wondering if you should follow the passion burning inside of you, YES! HELL YES! That is why we are here on this earth. God gave us each a unique calling, but He also made it hard to achieve our goals without trusting him 100%. You will never reach the potential and success and fulfillment you are searching for if God is not right smack in the middle of your journey. I know from experience trying it both ways. So commit to yourself, be fearless and trust the calling God put on your heart.

My goal for 2017.

Practice the Pause This is my biggest goal for 2017.  The times in my life where I have made a mess of myself and created chaos/pain for others is when I do not PAUSE and THINK, instead I REACT. I have learned that URGENCY is not real. Anytime I feel urgent, intense, scared, rushed, angry, etc... anything that is not LOVE based, I must PAUSE and think, and then make a choice from LOVE and true wisdom, not an urgent or fear based decision.  My therapist told me, "the truth is always the truth, no matter what.  It never changes or goes away.  Anytime you feel urgency, that is not the truth, bc the truth is never urgent- it just is.  Pause and Breathe.  Change the channel in your mind." So basically this: if you feel urgency to make a huge decision, or react in a way that is not loving or that is fear based.... PAUSE. Reset. Walk away from the situation for at least an hour. Change your headspace. Then make a calm decision based on love and true wisdom, not fear.  This is my goal for my growth for 2017. Join me?

Goodbye 2016. Hello 2017!

I am so thankful to 2016 bc this is the year that I found and made my passion for hosting and interviewing a reality. The launch of HYPER CAROLINE HOBBY PODCAST is one of the most important, terrifying, fulfilling, brave things I have ever done. This year was my year of blind faith.  I had to dive so deeply into the unknown- but I found my real faith in the process.  This year also led me to hosting a nationally syndicated TV show which has been so exciting, challenging and exhilarating to experience. .

2016 was full of so much travel, adventure and love. I feel closer to @michaelhobby than ever, we really became the most wonderful teammates, best friends and lovers this year; it's funny how transition will either tear you apart from your partner or bring you together. I love knowing that we can weather any storm and have a great time in the process, always finding the silver lining and a laugh!

I feel closer to my A Thousand Horses family than ever before. 2016 took us from band family, to real life family that's in it for the long haul: the good, the bad, the ugly.  I cannot imagine my life without this crew of people. What a blessing 2016 was to get to have allllllllll sorts of wild, exciting adventures, all over the country together. So grateful. I also made some incredible new friends this year that I treasure dearly. .

I would sum up 2016 as this: BEAST MODE. It made me come alive and feel things like never before, but tried to kill me in the process . I loved seeing what I was capable of and made of; it was awesome to be stretched so far out of what I knew and was comfortable with, but man I need a rest! I know a lot of us are feeling this same way..

My word for 2017 is PEACE. I want to have peace in all that I do. No expectations, no urgency, no need to try and define anyone or myself- I just want to let life be and flow.  I feel like 2016 was about planting seeds and now I really can't wait to watch them grow. I can't wait to see what happens with all of us in 2017- it already feels like magic! •

CHEERS to 2016! I hope you all got what you needed from this year, and have the brightest, most peaceful 2017!

HYPER CAROLINE HOBBY PODCAST: Season 2 Coming NOV 30th!

HYPER CAROLINE HOBBY PODCAST: SEASON 2 COMING NOVEMBER 30th! 

1st guest of the season: MARIE OSMOND!

Get EXCITED  This season is gonna ROCK SO HARD!

Thank you all SO MUCH for loving HYPER Caroline Hobby Podcast and making Season 1 such a huge success. Major shoutout and love to my incredible guests who joined me each week and opened up their hearts this season, and shared their stories... From the bottom of my heart, thank you for letting us in on your journeys, and inspiring so many people with your lives. Season 1 was only a success because of my incredible guests. THANK YOU! See you back on HYPER Nov 30th!! #hypercarolinehobbypodcast #podcast #podcasts #season1wrapped

STAND OUT! But not from Ego, from your Higher Source

We are all one. I know that's hard to conceive in this world where we are all trying to stand out and be seen. But there's a difference in standing out bc you are following your calling from the Higher Source, and the message you have to say to the world needs to be heard to change the world for good.... that's your calling and why you were put on this earth to make an impact. That's how we were made to stand out, to ultimately unite us all, and draw us to our Highest Selves, that's how we change and inspire the world for good, for LOVE.... But if you are wanting to stand out to separate yourself, to prove you are more valuable than others, that you are are more important, more worthy, then you are not acting from your Higher Source. You are acting from ego. Ego never wins in the end.... it's leads us down a long, exhausting road full of Insecurities, Bad energy, isolation, rooting for others to fail so you can win, suffocation of the soul so much that you may not even feel a Higher connection anymore, emptiness.

I have walked both roads and I have felt and seen the difference. We are all always a work in progress, but today, why not try to see God in everyone. Today, choose to know we are all in this together, and there is room for everyone to shine bc God gave us all a unique purpose to fulfill. We are all on our own journey and there is no need to have fear or compete if God is driving... He will lead us to our Highest Self if we choose to trust the calling he puts on our hearts. Today, instead of getting upset and angry when people don't do what we want them to do, let's try and see their perspective and their journey and know that we all are a big team... Team Humanity... if we used love and empathy to work through disagreements, instead of anger and defensiveness, I know this world would have so much more Love, Light and Peace. Today, be that Light.

Why Yoga Has Changed Me To The Core

Sarah Norris: Yoga Instructor

Sarah Norris: Yoga Instructor

Today I was irritable. That's not how I like to feel. I have consciously decided to live in a happy, grateful mindset over the past few years, and I work on that practice every. single. day. It's important to me to see the positive in people and life, and not go for the easy negative. But today, I couldn't shake it. It was like I had a fireball in the top of my forehead and it was just burning, and everything made me snappy, annoyed and definitely not grateful.

I have been so incredibly lucky and blessed beyond measure, to have stumbled into hot yoga about a year and a half ago. I didn't realize the magnitude of the blessing I would be receiving in not just my body, but mostly my mind and spirit. I have lighted up 100%. I can see beauty in everything now, even the parts of life that use to scare me, or worry me bc they were out of my control, or felt like if I didn't get life just how I wanted it, it would all fall apart and be over. Hot Yoga has changed my life. It has allowed me to find peace in chaos and has taught me to love every part of my journey and myself.

This is my angel of a teacher Sarah Norris. I was so happy when I walked into yoga today, that she was leading the class. She is a wild spirt of light and she shares so much wisdom, grace, faith and light during her classes. She said this today "whatever is standing in your way, is there to teach you not break you..." or something like that (I have a terrible memory)." Today there is no particular thing in my way, but myself, and my irritable attitude. And after her class, I feel like a new person. This is a picture of her: strong, yet vulnerable, open to receive God's abundance. Thank you for bringing me back to this state of grace tonight Sarah. #namaste #hotyoga

Finally....The truth about why my band Stealing Angels BROKEUP

So, when my band Stealing Angels broke up, we never explained what happened.  We just abruptly stopped.  Well, 5 years after our breakup, we are breaking the silence and telling what happened to Stealing Angels… 

Tayla tell her side first then weaves mine in and out…. It’s kind of beautiful and amazing how we have come to such a place of healing and happiness after such a painful breakup…

Follow this link to the full story....

http://turtally.com/when-the-bough-breaks/

PMS: The 4 Sides to Every Woman (or at least me :)

Ladies. Let me know that you feel me here; PMS is a real thing!  In my twenties, I was so emotionally all over the place that I had no idea how to monitor my hormones.  I kinda used to think that PMS was a cop out, because, well, I was such a hot mess already: moody, confused and trying to figure myself and life out, that I didn’t notice my hormonal changes each week based on my cycle...  But as I grew older and started to know who I was, and have a more consistent, emotionally stable lifestyle, it became super clear that EVERY. SINGLE. WEEK as a woman is a different experience.  In my thirties I have been able to monitor my hormones and prepare for each week of my ever changing, hormonal life; and not be completely blindsided when I am hit hard with PMS each month, and think my world is truly coming to an end (yes, I am dramatic!) Let me break it down what my monthly hormonal cycle looks like for me, and let me know if you relate:

 

 

Week 1: PMS! I am a emotional wreck, feel slightly insane, mood swings, cravings, can cry at the drop of the hat, can easily get upset over the DUMBEST things that I would never usually care about, cannot handle conflict well, take EVERYTHING personal.  I still know who my true self is; I just can’t always access her lol.  Total emotional mayhem.

            SCALE OF EMOTIONAL DISTRESS: 10

 

Week 2: On my Cycle! I am just sort of blue, but not crying at the drop of a hat; feel a little off balance. I am emotionally fine this week, just kinda melancholy for no particular reason… but if something prompts me into stress or conflict, I can fall back into emotional mayhem like week 1 during PMS.

            SCALE OF EMOTIONAL DISTRESS: 5

 

Week 3: GLORY WEEK! This is the BEST week of my life every month! The week after my cycle I feel limitless, free, light, EXUBARANT, EXCITED, HYPER, generous, loving, joyful, peaceful, want to SAVE THE WORLD, happy, my best true self, easy going, uplifting, fearless, fun, sexy, confident, BLISS!  Life is rainbows, puppies, and butterflies this week.  Nothing upsets me, and nothing can steal my sunshine during this week; LIFE IS AMAZING- I CAN DO ANYTHING!

            SCALE OF EMOTIONAL DISTRESS: Negative 100

 

Week 4: STRAIGHT CHILLEN. I am not floating on a rainbow this week, but I am cool as a cucumber.  Life is easy, breezy, calm, relaxed, zen, low key, nothing can stress me out or shake me.  I am just enjoying the moment this week, taking it as it comes, no highs or lows just being present and intentional.  I am happy and wise this week, I can easily handle conflict or stress with no problem or worry.  Life is like a California breeze this week.

            SCALE OF EMOTIONAL DISTRESS: 0

 

So, that’s how it goes for me every single month of my life.  I have told my husband many times that he basically has four wives because, well, each week out of every month there is a brand new me- HA!  It’s insane to me that a man can wake up every day and feel the EXACT SAME! What in the world must that be like?  So, ladies, I encourage all of you, I am doing this as we speak, to learn your personal monthly cycle and monitor how you change each week.  I recently got my hormones tested and realized I am deficient in progesterone… So hopefully by taking a natural supplement everyday it can help me regulate the extreme hormonal lows I experience the first 1-2 weeks of each month.  I’ll keep you posted.  But men, be gentle with your woman and have a little compassion when we are in PMS and Cycle week; it’s truly not our fault!

 

Hope this helps!

XOXO

Caroline Hobby

 

I'M LAUNCHING MY PODCAST TODAY! HYPER CAROLINE HOBBY!!

AHHHH! My website (carolinehobby.com) launches today! AHHHHH! My PODCAST launches today! I can’t believe it!? After about 4 months of dreaming, planning, organizing, photo shooting, interviewing, and believing, my vision is a reality! I am so excited to share with you my Podcast: HYPER CAROLINE HOBBY….  Let me explain what my podcast is about; here’s my official bio (fancy, I know :) 

HYPER CAROLINE HOBBY is a fast paced, quick-witted, one-on-one rap session with the incredible celebrity talent pool that lives in Nashville, TN.  Hosted by Caroline Hobby, an original member of the country trio Stealing Angels, this podcast is a must listen for dream chasers, connectors and bad asses in training*. Hobby is an accomplished songwriter, publisher, record label promoter, and two-time competitor on NBC’s The Amazing Race.  Caroline is married to the smokin’ hot, sexy front man of country music rock band A Thousand Horses. Her world travels and industry experience look great on her resume, but it’s her charismatic personality that ropes the most elusive celebrities in to dish it all out to Hyper Caroline Hobby. 

Podcast guests are movers and shakers ranging from recording artists, entrepreneurs, and music industry execs to hit songwriters, fashionistas and athletes.  Tune in to hear the heart, story, motivation and inspiration behind each guest.  Each week the message will motivate, empower and encourage listeners to keep dreaming, show up, do the work and make their mark. 

*Talking to badass people may lead to hyperactivity, inspiration, and dream chasing.

So there you have it in a nutshell! I am so excited to kick this new adventure off, and I am even more thrilled that you will come on this journey with me.  My first guest is Darius Rucker; he was beyond inspiring to interview… He conquered the Rock/Pop genre as Hootie and the Blowfish, and then crushed country music when he became a solo act.  The lineup of guests I have for my show is just crazy good, so you won’t want to miss an episode.  I’ll have a new episode every Wednesday until the end of time :).  This podcast is truly a dream come true for me.  I love hosting and interviewing; there is so much I want to learn about people and what gets them hyper about their dreams and goals.  Hyper Caroline Hobby has been an amazing privilege for me to get to know people’s hearts.  I hope this podcast inspires you as much as it has inspired me.  And I hope that it encourages you to chase your own dreams after listening to the wild journeys of my guest, who never gave up on their desires of their hearts. 

Soooooo, with no further ado, WELCOME TO HYPER CAROLINE HOBBY! WELCOME TO MY WORLD!

 

XO,

Caroline Hobby

MANIFESTING YOUR VISION/Surrendering Control (is scary shit!)

Some people may think it’s hippie-dippie to make vision boards, or write out a vision journal, but not me.  I am a fierce believer that the Universe will not manifest your dreams if you do not have clarity on what your dreams are.  Think about it. If you are just wandering around the earth, praying that magically you will fall into a perfect life, but have no idea what a perfect life looks like for you, then how will you even be aware enough to know when you are being blessed with your heart’s desire.  Is that confusing? Ok let me break it down.  If you have not spent the time to really dig deep into your soul, get quiet with yourself, and discover what it is that lights you up inside, then how will you even know which road to walk down?

For my entire twenties, I just wanted to do cool, exciting stuff, and be around people who were movers and shakers.  I wanted to experience things.  I wanted to see the world.  I knew I wanted to be in the entertainment business, but I didn’t really have clarity on what I loved to do besides use my voice and personality to entertain people and be around interesting people.  I have always wanted to personally know people who made shit happen.  I LOVE people who have manifested challenging dreams, and never gave up on their deepest desires.  It inspires me to no end, and makes me believe I can achieve my deepest desires.  I have always wanted to belong to that club because I have always felt like I had something to express, I just wasn’t exactly sure what it was yet.  So my twenties were a time of saying YES to all adventures and opportunities that came my way.  It was a time of trial and error for me.  I learned what I loved, and what just wasn’t for me.  I learned how to interact with all types of people, all walks of life, all over the world.  I learned how to love myself, and love others, and to choose love, even when I’m fragile or insecure.  Yes, I still have breakdowns and moments when I feel completely worthless and like a total loser, but I don’t believe those thoughts anymore. I know that they will pass and are not my true self.  I found my faith in God, and saw him work miracles in my life.  Seeing God personally guide my life by the doors he has opened and closed for me, leading me to a destiny more magical than I could ever dream up, really taught me to surrender control, even though it can be scary as shit.  

 

It was hard at first to surrender control to God, because in the beginning, I had no personal experience to base my faith on other than what I had been taught in church and my upbringing.  Then I got to Nashville around the age of nineteen and I was magically led to be a part of a country trio Stealing Angels.    This band took me around the country and overseas to Kuwait and Iraq.  This band taught me how to work together in a group of driven, headstrong, passionate women who had serious vision.  Stealing Angels was a huge growing experience for me because I learned how to compromise, and I learned that my thoughts were not always right (that was tough for me, I used to be super self-righteous), and that I needed to respect, value and consider the thoughts of my band-mates as equally as my own.  That is much harder (especially in the beginning) to do than it seems.  But that was a very important lesson that I am so thankful to have learned.

 

Stealing Angels also taught me to not stress or make anything too big of a deal.  I used to put SUCH pressure on having things go just as perfectly as I planned, or I would completely fall apart; example: travelling or schedules.  But when you are in a trio, and a part of a big team with tons of moving pieces and people, it is just not possible to stay attached to plans.  You must learn to be flexible and easy when things change, or you will live a life being chronically upset.  It was painful to learn that lesson, but such a blessing to my life.  So being a part of Stealing Angels was the first miracle God worked in my life.  I ALWAYS had dreamed of being a famous country singer, performing on big stages, and Stealing Angels was that experience for me.  We never became super-stars from that band, but it gave me a just the perfect amount of fame and touring life to feel like I accomplished a huge dream.  It was also taught me that fame is not real.  I had always believed that fame made people more special, like super-humans.  That ain’t the case.  Fame can be a wonderful tool to make the world a better place if someone uses their platform for good, or it can make someone self destruct if that person starts to truly believe they are more valuable than others.  I got to see the affects of fame up close and personal and I am very grateful that veil was lifted for me.  Stealing Angels was the first time I really believed I could achieve whatever I set me mind to; that was my first taste of manifesting a vision.

 

Then Stealing Angels fell apart after about 6 years.  That was my first taste of “failure” (which I no longer believe in failure) and heart-breaking disappointment.  I had put all my heart and soul into this trio, and I could not image life without it.  I felt like God must not love me because he took this away from me.  I had a breakdown.  Like a real one, probably the closest thing to a nervous breakdown that I have ever experienced.  I freaked out so much, that I broke up with awesome boyfriend of four years (now my husband), and moved to Austin, Texas.  I just couldn’t process what was happening in my life, and it was all too overwhelming for me to take.  So I moved away to try and make sense of my life and what my purpose was, now that my only dream had been stripped away from me.  Yes, I know that may sound dramatic, but if you know me, you know I am super intense with my emotions and passion.  And at that point in my life, I had no experience navigating life when it completely gets turned upside down on you, so I panicked and assumed my life was over. I do not respond to turbulence in that extreme anymore.  Then the Universe/God showed up for me… Just when I thought I was hopeless.  I got a call from my band-mate, Jennifer Wayne who said The Amazing Race was looking for two “country singers” to compete on the show.  WHAT?!  I had never even seen the show, but I knew it was a competition show that took you around the world.  One of my deepest desires was to travel and know the world.  This was MAGIC! A dream come true.  And it came completely out of the blue, with no warning.  I started to believe God had not abandoned me, and maybe he actually was closing some doors I thought I loved just to open better ones I could not even imagine.  This was the beginning of when I really started to surrender to God.  I had experienced now two of my deepest desires being manifested: 1) Being a famous (famous enough for me) country singer 2) Travelling the world on TV! I always wanted to be on TV, always, always always!  I was manifesting my dreams. But God was leading the way, not me, and I began to realize this.

 

After competing not once, but twice on The Amazing Race, and coming in 4th and 2nd place, I began to believe I could manifest my dreams.  I began to get much more intentional with my life and pursuing my deepest desires.  I started writing notes in phone about “my vision.”  I was super specific and detailed, and covered all areas of my life, and set time frames and money, career, and relationship goals.  And guess what, I manifested everything! Yep.  The key is not worrying about the outcome.  God will give you the perfect outcome… All you have to do is just keep tirelessly following the voice in your soul and walking through the open doors that support that calling.

I think it is important to really get clear on what the calling is on your heart.  Many young people today are taught to just get a job that makes money.  They are not encouraged to really listen to the little voice in their soul that is whispering their deepest desire.  I am here to say LISTEN TO THAT LITTLE VOICE!! That voice is GOD!  That voice is the roadmap to your most fulfilling destiny; the destiny that God has put YOU on this earth to manifest.  And only you know what you are being called to do.  It aggravates me to NO end when parents, teachers, friends, peers, society, whomever pressure kids to just get a career and get a job. NO! That is not fulfilling.  Get spiritual, get deep, get intentional, get to know your soul, and take the time to listen to what your heart is telling you do do.  I swear, if you follow the voice in your soul with reckless abandon, you will have to most beautiful, colorful, fulfilling life.  But you must surrender to the higher power.  You have to let God/Universe lead the way.  And you must trust that when God closes a door, as painful as that can be, he has not forsaken you.  He is preparing you for something greater that he knows will fulfill you more.  But the trick is, you will not receive any of these blessings from God if you try to run your own show.  God cannot bless you if you do not trust him enough to lead your life.  

So, in closing, may this blog be a sign for you that you need to commit to the calling of your soul.  We are all going to die, so why spend your time on this earth being an uptight, anal, control freak, who never has any fun and doesn’t believe in miracles because the world never goes your way….. well DUH! Nothing will ever go your way if you are trying to control everything.  That is just arrogant to think you know better than God.  Let go of control! Work hard, hustle your butt off, be kind and generous and grateful to all people and experiences that come into your life (including ones that feel negative).  But most importantly follow the song of your soul.  That is why you were put on this earth.  And please, please, please don’t stop believing in magic and miracles.  Because anything is possible if you just believe.

LOVE AND LIGHT!

XO,

Caroline Hobby

So I got a Tattoo...

So, I got a tattoo.  I have been wanting one for like, ever.  But I never had anything special or important enough to tattoo on my body.  I mean, that’s a serious commitment: your entire life! Over the last year, I have been really focusing on gratitude.  I have been trying to be grateful for all circumstances in my life, those I perceive as good, and those I perceive as bad; because I have realized they are all important and valuable to the whole of my life, shaping me into the person I was meant to be.  

So the word “grateful” kept coming up in my mind.  I want to be grateful everyday, because a grateful heart has a blessed life.  So, I thought, grateful could be a great word to tattoo on my bod.  Then, I kept thinking, I don’t want just some random script on me forever; I want it written in my husband’s handwriting.  That way every time I look at it, I think of how grateful I am for him and our love.  DONE! That’s what I wanted, and I decided I was just going to go for it.

So, made my hubby write out the word “grateful” probably 100 times.  He is gifted in many things, but handwriting is not necessarily his best gift lol.  We finally found one that we loved, and we took it into the tattoo parlor.  It was pretty small; I didn’t want anything to loud or flashy.  Well, we get there, and the tattoo artist said no way can they make it that small on my wrist.  Over the years, the ink would spread and eventually it would turn into a big blob that you could not read.  So the tattoo artist said I would have to double the size! Whoa.  That changed how I felt about getting a tattoo, but I was wanted it so badly, that I just said F@*k it, let’s do this. 

Well, once I had this beautiful word, with such sentimental value, permanently inked on my body, I immediately started freaking.  Yes, I love my husand’s handwriting, and I love what it stands for, but because it is handwritten, of course it is not written in perfect form.  I started picking apart all the letters, noticing how they weren’t perfect, and wishing I could change some things.  But then it hit me.  After two days of shear panic that I had ruined my body forever, I had a revelation.  The reason I got the word “grateful” in his handwriting to begin with, was to remind myself to be grateful for how perfectly imperfect life is, and how perfect our love is, even though it’s not “perfect.”  That is what has made my life so colorful and amazing.  I have had plans and dreams, but they have often times fallen apart and been redirected to a much more amazing outcome than I could have ever dreamed up.  If my life had gone according to the “perfect” plans I have made for myself, I would have missed the most magical, wild experiences of my life that I could have never dreamed up myself…. 

  1. Stealing Angels (my band) 2) The Amazing Race (twice) 3) Breaking up w my boyfriend, then two years later eloping with him in the Bahamas 4) Multiple jobs in the music industry that taught me all sides of the industry 5) Walking away from a major label record deal to follow my heart and start my podcast and website and entertainment hosting.

Those are just a few of the big things that have happened in my life that were not according to my plans.  And those, are the most important pieces of my story.  So, throughout my life experience I have learned to be “grateful” when things do not feel perfect, or when things fall apart in my mind.  I know that just means God is putting something more magical together than I could imagine.  I am “grateful” for my life not following my perfect plan, because my plan is not near as wonderful as what God has in store for me.  With that revelation, I am so “grateful” that my tattoo is unique, and not perfectly written.  The life I want to live is one that is just that: unique and not perfectly written.

I am GRATEFUL.

LOVE AND LIGHT!

XO,

Caroline Hobby

Let me introduce myself…

Welcome to my website and welcome to my blog! I am so pumped about this.  Let me tell you about myself, and why I am launching this site and blog and podcast.  It has definitely been a colorful, adventurous, entertaining, creative road that has led me here.  I have been climbing my way up in the music and entertainment business since I was nineteen.  Being a “country music star” was the only dream I had since I was seven years old.  As soon as I graduated high school, I got to Nashville as quickly as I could.  The only thought in my head was “I’ve got to make it.”  I hustled my way into mid-level success.  A lot of people in the country music industry know me, and know I have been paying my dues for over ten years.  I have chased and achieved two record deals in my life; I’ve had two songs from my first band Stealing Angels on the Top 50 Country Charts, while travelling around America in a tour bus for three years.  With my band Stealing Angels I travelled to Kuwait and Iraq on a USO Tour.  I travelled the world twice with my former band-mate, Jennifer Wayne, on the hit reality show, “The Amazing Race,” coming in 4th place on season 22, and 2nd place on the All-Stars Edition, season 24.  I have co-created and appeared on four reality show pilots, although none of them ever aired on a network.  I taught music lessons to kids.  I was a song publisher.  I worked as a radio promotion regional, travelling the country, all over again, for a record label promoting other artists.  I’ve had two song publishing deals as a songwriter.  I’ve had several recording artists record songs I’ve written, including Kristen Chenoweth and Marie Osmond.  I co-hosted an 8-week musical festival in Nashville called “Nashville Dancin.”  I also got married to the love of my life, sexiest, best husband on earth, Michael Hobby.  He is the front man to the incredible band A Thousand Horses.  So as you can see, I have been busssssy hustling.

Once I got married, my mind really started to shift.  I no longer wanted to chase every cool opportunity, and say “YES” to everything that came my way, like I have done for my entire twenties.  That takes too much energy and is distracting from my marriage.  I wanted to get specific on the calling on my heart.   What really lights me up?  When do I feel most alive and in my element?  The answer was very clear once I wrote down what I love to do:

1) Be on camera or tape, being myself

2) Do adventurous/exciting things 

3) Get to really know interesting people 

4) Give back to the community  

5) Have a fabulous wardrobe

So, all signs point to HOSTING! So, while pursuing opportunities to host with Networks, I decided to grab the bull by the horns and start manifesting my hosting dreams myself by launching a podcast, interviewing all the badass, interesting people I know.  That is where the birth of HYPER CAROLINE HOBBY came from.  And I could not be more excited about all of the guests I will have on, and all of the crazy things I will discover about these interesting people on my show- so thank you so much for joining me on this adventure!

I also wanted a home base.  I place for me to put “All things Caroline.”  That’s why I launched my website carolinehobby.com.  It’s an outlet for me to blog about all the crazy sh!t in my brain, and have a place for me to house my creativity and let y’all know what I’m getting into. 

I can’t tell you how much I appreciate you joining me on this journey.  I want to hear your feedback and be connected to you all.  I also hope my podcast, blog, website and all things hosting, inspire love, light and kindness, while reminding you to dig deep in your soul and discover and pursue your own personal calling.  Together, let’s strive to keep discovering who we are meant to be and make this world a better place with our unique gifts. 

LOVE AND LIGHT!

XO,

Caroline Hobby