Music, Motherhood and Snow Dreams!
I am a true music mama! I am among many who bravely take on the challenge of being their best in a competitive, often cut-throat and vain often unappreciative business, which I love. The music business, with it’s delicate mix of romance and sexism, racism and unity, integrity and lies, security and great insecurity can often make a person feel empty and confused. Yet there is nothing I’d rather do. And like most of the people in the business along with me, we could never divorce ourselves from our desire to do what we do. It’s the part of us that remains no matter what else may come and go.
So in trying to live a “normal” life through my music business experience, I have had quite an interesting journey. I have managed to do all sorts of gigs, all over the world. Music has enriched me in every way. It has brought my husband into my life, our two daughters into our lives and it has allowed us to tour as a family all over the world! I couldn’t beat the experiences music has given me, although the challenges of doing it while being a grounded mom are still very real.
One thing that helps me, is to always remember what E. Lynn Harris said in his memoir, What Becomes of the Brokenhearted: A Memoir and here as he spoke to the Ohio State University, about dreams. Now that I find myself with a little more time at home, while I prepare Ella for school in the Fall, I can put forth the time and effort to realize my own “snow dream”!
Haven’t you noticed the stillness, the quietness while standing underneath fresh undefiled snow as it fell. Writing was a dream for him and I can certainly relate. It has always been a passion and an escape for me, a dream that coexisted easily and naturally with music. Once afraid to admit my desire to write, for fear that someone might defile it, telling me I can’t or shouldn’t do it, I now stand exposed in a field while my dream falls freshly on me. I have written my first novel and have now started it’s re-write!
I am enjoying my writing classes and I’m writing all the time. As I learn, share it with me, right here, with this blog! Maybe you’ll share things as well, then we can grow together! Either way, I hope you’re entertained. Thanks for dropping by and come back often!