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I've Had Enough...

I have a confession to make... this morning I was considering not writing a blog for January because I didn't know what to write. I had tried a few half baked ideas like writing a fresh take on New Years resolutions because everyone needs to read more about that, lol! 

While sometimes if you are patient enough inspiration comes your way. I've always been a very ambitious person. Even as a kid I had lists that I would count out on my fingers of all the fabulous careers I was gonna have - singer, actress, clothes designer, writer, interior decorator, dancer and the list goes on. I remember looking at the clock, bored in school as the hours dragged by, day dreaming in my head that if only I wasn't in class I could be working and doing what I loved. Adult life ain't that simple but I'm still a dreamer.

Some New Years I've jumped into goal setting with great enthusiasm only to find myself depressed by my lack of accomplishmentsI have been racking my brain and searching my soul for the secret formula to make this year different. I could bore you with a list of self righteous observations of what it takes to make the most of your year but I'm sure that you, like me, have had more than your fill of this kind of talk on Facebook and Twitter and on the cover of every magazine. Sometimes our lofty good intentions backfire and turn into heavy weights on our shoulders. Not a person I talk to now a days doesn't feel the pressure of too much of much. So I've decided to put my focus on a softer goal which is going to effect everything in my life. NO MORE BEATING MYSELF UP!!!

I've had enough of the constant critic living in my mind. It is perhaps the cruelest voice of all, echoing past hurts and shames, making me feel bad about all the mistakes I've made, all the chances I've missed, how I should be further along by now and then my personal favourite beating myself up for beating myself up for beating myself up, cause that makes sense?! This voice may never go away completely but if I can soften the volume, open my heart and take a step away from perfection I'm not only gonna be a lot happier, but I will feel lighter and healthier and that's gonna give me a lot more energy to go after my dreams!

Come on give it a try with me, what do you have to lose... ;)



Goddesses of Rock 'n' Roll

Last month I had the joy of seeing not one but two of my idols- Stevie Nicks & Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders.They performed live at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. I always feel a little nervous when I am going to see one of my idols in "real life”. Will they be as amazing as I dreamed they'd be? Well... it was even better than I imagined!  I've now gone from being a big fan to a super fan! These women are the Goddesses of Rock 'n' Roll!

Chrissie Hynde with her band the Pretenders was such a badass rockstar in every sense of the word. She worked every corner of that stage and would go from rocking it out on songs like "Middle of the Road" to stealing your heart with "I'll Stand By You". The guy sitting next to me gave me the stink eye a few times 'cause I was singing along with every song, I couldn't help myself. Her band was amazing- lap steel guitar, big drum set, booming bass and she was always having fun with her rocking lead guitarist. 

Chrissie Hynde & the Pretenders

Chrissie Hynde & the Pretenders

One of the things I loved most about watching Stevie Nicks perform live was that she did things I never expected her to do. She was surprising, delightful, inspiring and of course amazing! When Stevie introduced her band she gave a personal introduction to each member. It was so touching and you could tell that they weren't just bandmates but friends. Not only did she sing hits from her solo albums like "Edge of Seventeen" and "Stand Back" but she performed songs she had never sung live before. I thought that was so brave that after years of being on the stage she was still taking risks.

Stevie Nicks talked about fearlessly pursuing your dreams in spite of the naysayers! These ladies prove you can rock out at any age and that you can always follow your dreams. Our society is very ageist but we don’t have to buy into that, in fact we can set and break are own rules. This is the true spirit of Rock ’n’ Roll! I aspire to live my life with the same gusto and courage that Stevie Nicks & Chrissie Hynde possess!

Stevie Nicks

Stevie Nicks