The other day I finally got back to rehearsing my new music. I’ve been working on other artistic ventures (illustrations for a new children’s book) and/or cleaning the house from the Christmas finery removal.
I walked into the music room and took a moment to look at the pictures we have framed and up on the wall there.
I’ve been singing/performing publicly since I was a young girl but never could I have imagined that I would become a singer/songwriter. It was always my goal to be an actress(and I had many years of fun doing that work)and I did have a great time in musical theatre too. But songwriting and painting came about because of my disability and not being able to walk. What a blessing it has been!
I’ve been on three Canadian tours with my 3 albums, the last one being the most extensive with 36 concerts and playing every single province. It seems hard to believe that was already ‘way back’ in 2019..ha ha. And if Covid had started before we left for that last Tour we would probably never do it today. I have absolutely enjoyed the whole experience, seeing our beautiful country, and creating new music. And I already have another brand new album ready to hopefully record this year…if this lockdown ever ends.
I met so many great players and new friends through our shows and the best part was playing music with my talented family members. In the last photo you can see Terry’s best friend, Pete, on piano and drums, us, my sisters,Pam and Mary, on harmonies, and my brother,J.D., on lead guitar (at Pete and Denise’s house concert). Gosh, I miss them all so much.
I am always so happy when people have taken the time to let me know that the music moved them in some way. This has encouraged me to keep going as low self esteem/shyness about my talents and abilities can really make me question if this is what I’m meant to be doing. But if joy is reason enough then I must continue. I cannot stop smiling when I sing and I have found a great love for songwriting that has only increased over the years.
What are you doing to fill your days and your soul?