We’re about halfway through the month of January. How are you doing with following through with your new year’s resolution?
Last week, in my post “2017 New Year’s Resolution,” I shared my goals for 2017 with you. This week, I wanted to write about the following goal: Write and share any songs that I feel inspired to write no matter what people might think of them.
In 2015, in my post, “Staying True to My Songs,” I wrote about a challenge that I faced when writing music. I struggled with having the courage to write the songs that I wanted to write because of my concern that people may not like them.
Unfortunately, this is something I still struggle with, and it is very important for me as an artist to overcome this challenge this year.
I’m not sure when I began to have a war with my creativity-when I started to hold back because of my concern about what people might think.
I feel so proud of the courageous girl I used to be. When I was 11 years old, I wrote my first song! 😀 You can read about that story and check out that song in my post, “Throwback Thursday: My First Song.”
When I listen to the words of that song now, I feel embarrassed because I think it is such a silly song. However, I also feel ashamed of myself for being embarrassed because when I was 11 years old, I was so proud of that song! I didn’t change the lyrics to something else because of fears about what people might think. I sang my song with pride. ❤
That courageous girl is going to be my role model this year.
For fun, I thought I would share with you a photo of me when I was 11 years old. This was from my first trip to Disney World! (Thank you Mom and Dad! ❤ ) I actually recently found the t-shirt that I was wearing in that photo, and of course for fun I had to get a picture wearing it nowadays! 😀
I am working on a new song for the NPR Tiny Desk Contest, and I am excited to share it with you within the next few weeks!
May you inspire yourselves to follow through with your goals for this year! ❤