Let the Feelings Follow (excerpt from my Journal/Morning Pages)

Most of the singer shaved started writing songs since our concert. The biggest challenge so far has been ‘turning up’ to write. So we’ve been going through the process of drafting during class. That way it becomes something-anything! But it becomes something to work with, rather than something that doesn’t exist yet.

Sheridan Stewart's Success Secrets of Confident Women

If we are always waiting to ‘feel like it’ chances are whatever ‘it’ is may never get done! Progress will be sporadic and the results inconsistent at best. So often we are waiting for inspiration to strike, to ‘feel like it” before we are willing to take action. But truth is that’s arse about-face! Mostly, our feelings follow our actions, not the other way around!

Dedicate time regularly to creative projects = feeling inspired!

Eating healthily and exercising = feeling vibrant

AFFIRMATION “I take action now & trust that my feelings will follow!”

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Beginning Singing; One Story

I can’t remember if it was hot or cold, Summer or Winter in my first singing lesson. I do remember the pip of anxiety gnawing away inside. I knew the teacher auditioned her students and wasn’t sure exactly what that meant.

My teacher asked me to do a bunch of kooky things like blowing raspberries…and singing scales where my confidence swung wildly between thinking I knew what I was doing, to not having a clue.

At the time, I wanted nothing more than to sing jazz. The teacher pulled out ‘I Cover the Waterfront’. I did my best to fumble my way through the notes, and make it sound like a song.

I had no idea about the kind of journey I started on that day. I just knew that I loved singing, and was so excited when the teacher said she would take me on.

Courage is not the absence of fear, but doing something even though you’re afraid.
I stretched my comfort zone that day, and found something that turned into a life long passion.

How do you stretch your comfort zone?