I came home yesterday without a voice, walking on legs that did not feel like my own and hurting in places I forgot I had. But you know what? Even with all the aches and pains, I still can't stop smiling. I saw over ten bands in two days. Total music therapy!!
I am so glad that I put my fears aside and went with my girls. It was an amazing time and something I will never forget. I'm still hurting today but I keep reminding myself why I'm hurting and I smile all over again. The pain is worth the memories and being with my best-friends.
Five years ago I would never have gone to something like this. I would've been too scared deep in my hole feeling sorry for myself and being angry over what I lost. Going to this all-weekend concert was proof in many ways how far I've come in my life with my pain. Facing my fears, thoughts, and even my own behaviour, gave me the strength to chase this dream.
Even with pain, an active life is possible! Plan for it, prepare for it, and live your life for you. You never know what dreams you can make possible when you do. It doesn't mean that you hurt less, it just means that you're not going to let your pain stop you from living your life for you.
take good care of you okay?
Captured at Big Music Fest Sunday July 13, 2014 McLennan Park Kitchener ON Canada. Taken by Raymond Lecourt