In the last few months I have thought about life and what I want out of it. Watching my nearly 18-year-old navigate her way around what she wants to do when she leaves school has made me look at my life and what I have achieved.
When I was her age I had a dream of making it as a musician. In fact, I had a contract with a Recording company. Unfortunately I had to let it go because my father became ill and I needed to be at home.
Being passionate about something doesn’t always mean it comes around straight away.
My dream was lost for many years. I found myself morphing into someone whom I thought would be more accepted in mainstream society. I had 2 kids, a mortgage an a job. I was enrolled in my Masters and was working my way up that ladder. My hair was chestnut brown, I wore heels and suits…but every day I felt like I was selling out my dream. I got further and further away from living my passion.
8 years ago “Soundproofed” was born. I was getting close to 40 and the thought of embarking on making my musical dream come true was, well, scary to say the least.
How was I going to make this work? I was no longer a size 10 and I was nearly 40.
As time progressed, I got that fire back in my belly. I dropped the suits, worked hard during the day as a teacher and at every other opportunity, worked on making my music the best it could be.
Bit by bit I became the person I was so many years ago. Quirky, different and far removed from the mainstream. More than that, I was living my truth.
It hasn’t been easy. I had to lose some people along the way, each teaching me a life lesson. I have had to work hard to get to where we are today, so many knock backs, but with one came a renewed sense of purpose.
The point of what I write today is: Never let go of your dreams. At aged 46 with 2 kids, I am now living my dream, living my passion and making music.
Too many of us do not even try. It isn’t easy but I it is worth it!
I have put my music to good use in humanitarian ways. I watch the faces of the punters be transported in time as we play classics. I love watching the looks on the other members’ faces as they make music.
Don’t ever let go of your Dream.
Namaste til next time lovelies