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Monday, 26 October 2015

The Power of the Mind

So, I've been a little distracted lately preparing for an event that our band played at last weekend - the It! Festival in Paihia. We were on just before The Black Seeds, a top New Zealand band.

The wet weather didn't dampen any spirits

My point is - what you imagine often comes true, in sometimes strange ways.
Since I was young, I have always thought that being able to do what you love - and make a living from it has got to be the epitome of a good life. I thought that being a paid singer or musician would be just the coolest thing.
I didn't have this in mind at all when I decided to learn to play the saxophone at age 42, it was just that I loved it.

Then sometime around age 52, I found myself playing in a classic rock band. It has taken me quite some time to get comfortable with that - but then the boys wanted me to start adding backing vocals in there... and that is how I found myself playing and singing in front of a crowd of about 2,000 people last weekend. Oh, and we got paid to do it.

What you form in your mind can come to be. So you might as well make it something great.


  1. Bravo!
    These moments of stepping outside your comfort zone get easier as you get older, I find anyway, because after 40 you really do care less and less what others think!

    1. I agree. I have so many comments from women who come up to me and are inspired by what I do (at my age haha) that it is very rewarding.

  2. That's so true! I belonged to a book group and a couple years ago we read a book together that I can't think of the name of but it was about drawing good things into your life by imagining them -- manifesting, the author called it. Anyway, at the beginning of the book we all wrote down several things we would like to bring into our lives. When we finished the book we shared our lists and it was absolutely amazing the things on the lists that had been accomplished. It made me a believer!
    What's the name of your band?

    1. Our band is "Inertia" I used to put pictures of things/places on my fridge and they would miraculously manifest. But the playing music and singing was purely subconscious.


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