#ChooseLOVE Campaign Day 18 - Flashbacks and Moving Forward

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Day 18 of the #ChooseLOVE Campaign and I have to apologize for being a broken record. As I write I was just thinking about how much I am enjoying myself {insert big smile}. This is my 16th month as a blogger and it's kind of trippin me out because I was once so shy.

I forget when I joined MySpace. You guys remember MySpace I'm sure. When I was on MySpace it was mostly about music and networking as I had planned to song write and searched for people to collaborate with. It was years later before I actually made an attempt at completing one of my songs. First there was Ode to Michael Jackson which I wrote in October of 2009. It was my way to heal from the heart break of Michael Jackson's death. I finally completed the song in 2010. It was such an awesome experience running across other Michael Jackson fans who helped me complete everything. It was a wonderful feeling to have people want to be apart of something I created and to do it just for their love of music, their love of their craft and of course for our love of Michael.

Later that year I attended the ASCAP conference and was given the opportunity to pitch a song for Britney Spears. It's a long story to which I could kick myself in the butt. I was so green and I blew it. If anyone wishes to know more, I will be more than happy to share. Especially if you are looking to get into the songwriting business. I would hate for anyone to be given such a wonderful opportunity only to blow it like I did.

Also that year and into 2011, I completed another song, Your Love. It was another great experience for which I started to push myself to learn more about the business side of things. There were contracts to draw up, terms to learn and understand and whew, I still have so much to learn.

So four whole years later and here I am. I am still and I know forever will be in love with all aspects of the arts, especially music. During those aforementioned years, I even enjoyed working in the healing arts as a massage and spa therapist. It was a wonderful experience I enjoyed for 14 years and that will always be a huge part of my life. The massage therapist in me could not turn down a friend just the other day who benefited greatly from a massage. And the spa therapist in me treated myself to some body brushing and a bath soak in lavender bath salts.

These were just some of the things I thought about today as I ran errands. It was a "play it again Sam" type of day fashion wise. I wore jean gauchos with my #ChooseLOVE t-shirt, some sandals while running around and for my lunch meeting I grabbed my super cute glitter clutch and red pumps.

As the day went on I also thought about moving forward and how I imagine my life will be as I delve deeper into the fashion blog and music worlds. There will be parts I will plan for, especially the business aspect of things and then there will be those awesome unplanned moments that should combine sweetly together for a life that affords me the opportunity to do the things I love, with the ones I love and hopefully inspiring love.

I've had a few of those moments and I smile so big thinking about them it makes my cheeks hurt. It kind of feels cinematic. You know, like you're watching a movie and it has those little magic moments and you think you know how it's going to turn out, but there are twists and turns, however at the end, everything turns out great.



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