Conversations in real life:

I’ve had an incredible few weeks. Still no cell phone – just voicemail – so you can always leave a message, and I will get back to you. But it has been the most liberating experience for me. I’m going to lay back on the computer next. As crazy at it may sound, I feel as though my technology makes me anxious and sick. Though I am an introvert, and my computer is my safe place, nothing has given me more life, than showing up in real life with my friends in person. Catching up, talking dreams, hardships, victories. My life is simpler, and I’m taking care of my health first. I have written on my mirror, “If I don’t take care of me today, there will be no me to enjoy life tomorrow “. It’s a little sad I know ( I don’t know how long I’ll keep it on my mirror lol ), but it’s extremely motivating for me to put me – health first, where I have neglected to the last 10 years. ( It could be the mom in me that just loves to help others around me before myself ). With my career, there’s been all these methods of how to achieve your dreams and how much harder you have to work, and things you need to give up. Don’t get me wrong, I’ve given up much in my life, and others have given up even more for me, so I never take that for granted, but I do believe, I’ve experienced, that in God’s rest, I will find increase. Sounds crazy, and even stupid and lazy doesn’t it? But I’m learning that trusting God’s provision is real. In the last 3 months when I have been sick, in and out of doctors, not on my cell phone ( which you would think would slow business down ), spending more time with family and friends, we have seen provision financially and personally already close to what we made in 6 months last year, in 2 and a half. And what are we doing? LESS or REST I should say. It’s blowing my mind, and I don’t know if it’s a season, or if it’s just because I asked God to be tangibly real, or else I was done believing. But if there is no power in HIS truth, then whats the point of pretending there is. Anyway, I can say that I have never lived life how I get to right now. I’m loving the TIME. Time with incredible friends, time mentoring and meeting with amazing artists, and helping launching careers, time with my unbelievable family, time playing piano and writing more, and time meeting and planning with organizations and world changers who are literally globally changing the way life is for the better. BLESSED.

Got a couple of things on my TO-DO list:

Go skiing, and visit a Vancouver mountain.

Celebrate 10 years living in BC 🙂

CD launch concert – still working on details for an all ages venue, but if it all comes through it’s going to be stellar, and an amazing experience for the people involved, including myself.

I really want to launch a single on the radio again. I loved being on the radio before, and although I didn’t understand all the ins and outs of how it got there, or why my team at the time didn’t keep it going, I’d like a do over. To start again, with new songs, and still go nationwide.

Believing for all my doctors tests to be done and over. Meeting with the surgeon in a few weeks. Blah 😦

We have some pretty great partnerships in the works for our family/music/business/worldchanging, that we are really excited about, so I guess I’m just not wanting to panic about it, and just chillax into the work that needs to get done to solidify these things. They are so fun, so it doesn’t feel like work, but still – staying on track.

Our family may start a campaign to raise $10 000 for Free the Children, because one of Zac’s heroes – Spencer West is walking from Edmonton to Calgary for Africa and his clean water campaign, and Zac wants to join him. There’s also the Whistler one Climb in BC that’s going on as well. Pretty proud of my little man.

w_brett_wilson_book_cover_jason_stangOn a side note, someone I admire on a business/philanthropy level  – W.Brett Wilson – replied to a mentorship tweet I sent him when he was visiting Vancouver. I was pretty excited about that 🙂 I attached his website link above for those interested. Got to admit, I think his website is pretty weird, but super creative so I have to give him props lol.  I’d like to just have a tea with him. Even a 3 question conversation. I’m working on it 🙂

That’s it today 🙂 Sounds busy, but it’s not. Just PRODUCTIVE 🙂

( Book cover credit: Jason Stang )

I have a dream…

logo-1I have a dream to be a MetoWe Ambassador. Actually, I’d like my whole family to be. This year, my friend Tara, my 10 year old Zac, and I had the privilege of attending WeDAY. Click and read all about it, it’s definitely worth the read.

Our friend who works with MuchMusic, and produced the incredible 1 hour segment on the show, invited us to this huge event at Rogers Arena in November. I knew I was expecting greatness, but never in my life had I seen so much world change going on in one big room – of highschoolers. Young people. It was an invite only event, and the arena was packed with 20 000 or so students who were changing their communities and their world. The artists that was there – One Republic, Demi Lovato, Shawn Desman, Cody Simpson, and others. The speakers – Desmond Tutu, Dr. Holly Branson, Spencer West. The list goes on, but the highlight were the stories of the local students who have changed their communities with their ideas and efforts. It was just an honour to be in the room.

111123 We Day 1433.jpgI left changed. Moved. Called to act. After that day, my son for his class wrote about MetoWe speaker and his Canadian hero – Spencer West who has no legs, and yet climbed Mount Kilimanjaro with his friends to raise awareness and money for clean water in Africa. Zac then went on to rally his school for the campaign WeCreateChange WCC-Banner-Videoand his school has raised a few hundred dollars so far of pennies to provide clean water to a person for life. I watched first hand how this organization inspired my 10 year old to create real world change. I am so blessed to see it.
Since then. Tara ( who is also a hero to me – but I’ll save that for another blog ) and I both have had this huge passion to be a part of this amazing organization that is Free The Children and MetoWe. It’s part of our DNA. We’re joining the movement, and I am so excited.

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