Hello, I’m Tanja Crouch and this is my blog about A Change of Heart
First, let me tell you how to navigate my name: Tanja is pronounced “Tan-ya”—as in, “If you go to the beach, the sun with tan ya”. The “j” really throws people.
I am an avid goal setter. I usually revel in change; new beginnings. However, in 2011, my boss, friend and mentor of over twenty years died suddenly. It has taken me a few years to realize the deeper impact this loss had on my life. I was sad, angry, depressed, discouraged, and really angry.
She was a mentor to me, of women working in a male-dominated industry, particularly when I first met her in the mid-1980s. She was a friend who encouraged (or downright shoved) me to make positive changes in my life. Her death also was the end of my career in music business (I chose to leave, even though I was offered a job for life), and a lifestyle that included traveling around-the-world on business, and sometimes pleasure.
It is time to be grateful and move forward, making positive changes, to have A Change of Heart.
This blog is about my journey to a happier life by experimenting with change. I am blogging about my experiences in the hope that you might find inspiration to make a positive change in your own life.
More about me…
I grew up in LaGrande, Oregon–a small town in eastern part of the state. I attended BYU (where I met Kevin, my husband and best friend). We lived in Los Angeles for a decade before my job took us to Nashville. In Tennessee, we found our son, Cory. He was fifteen when we met him. We adopted him a few months later.
For most of my adult life, I worked in the music business as an agent, manager, publisher, and VP of Roy Orbison Enterprises. Between stints at the Orbison estate, I created and produced a documentary for Bravo! and wrote a few books, magazine articles, and blogs.
Currently, I manage a recording studio and post-production sound facility. Our clients include the series Nashville, Granite Flats, Veggies in the House, and features Insurgent, American Sniper, Jem & the Hologram, Animal Crackers, American Ultra, Crimson Peak, Divergent, Dolphin Tail 2, and music clients Carrie Underwood, Michael W. Smith, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Jennifer Nettles, Harry Connick Jr.,Tim McGraw, and Faith Hill, to name a few.
I love studying the scriptures and helping others see how they apply to our lives today. I have taught early morning seminary to high schoolers for 5 years and currently teach a New Testament class for adults.
Today is July 4, 2015–Independence Day! (Lucky coincidence.) I will launch my blog on Monday, July 12, 2015, posting every Monday. Once I get the hang of this, I plan to also post mid-week. My goal is to bump that up to 4 days a week by the six-month mark. You can check back here or receive my musings via email (there is a sign up box on my home page and in the comments section).
Please join me for this journey to A Change of Heart.
I’m glad you stopped by!