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Wednesday, 23 May 2018

The trick is just to do it


I have a terrible cold and I missed out on a girls weekend away in Noosa due to kids commitments, and have just had to turn down a $400 gala dinner (free) due to more kids commitments, so all in all, I'm feeling very sorry for myself.

I did however go and see Radnor & Lee at the Metro on Sunday. Josh Radnor (who is an actor) is learning the guitar. He said in an offhand comment 'I joined a band and then decided to learn an instrument so I wouldn't have to just stand here. The guitar gives me something to hide behind.' He followed on with "I'm like the poster boy for just getting out and doing stuff. I waited til 42 to join a band and start playing the guitar".

I liked this idea - it doesn't matter the reasons you choose to make a change, they don't need to be high brow or 'worthy', and like Grandma Moses or Mary Wesley, age is irrelevant to a successful career.

So this week I am loving hope and the feeling that anything is possible if you just do it, for whatever reason. You don't have to try to write a best selling book - you could write a  book because it's a tiny piece of meditation just for you. And maybe others will like it. The trick is, you need to write it, or paint it, or make it - whatever the 'thing' is that sets you free from the tedium of work and home life.

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20 comments:

  1. The things we give up for our kids!!!

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  2. I hope your cold goes away very soon and you're feeling much better! Looks like a fun night out you had. Good on Josh for learning guitar in his 40's and performing with a band! Wow! Braver than me! lol #TeamLovinLife

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  3. Wishing you a quick recovery - head colds are the worst! You're right though - JFDI is the mantra...just flipping do it. #teamlovinlife

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  4. Love the last paragraph. I needed it. #TeamLovinLife

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  5. I'd not heard of him / them but love the sentiment. I've been feeling old and past-it for a few reasons lately and though I'm older than 42, it's nice to be reminded that there's still time! #teamlovinlife

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  6. My allergies are killing me this Spring. Get well soon!

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  7. Yes! All of this. Never a truer word said. Thanks so much for linking to #AllSortsofBlogs

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  8. I hope you're feeling better. I love his sentiment. I decided at 36 to write a book even though i have literally no idea what I am doing, but that's part of the fun isn't it! #kcacols

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  9. I saw Josh and Ben on The Project and was inspired when Josh said this. I've seen Ben Lee in concert and love his music!

    Di from Max The Unicorn

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  10. What simple but great advice!

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  11. You can definitely teach an old dog new tricks! I had no idea on coding or doing anything with websites but now here I am running a blog! Thanks for linking up with #stayclassymama

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  12. Lydia,

    I don't know Josh Radnor as an actor or singer but I appreciated the introduction. I rather like the sound of Radnor & Lee. I certainly am going to keep them reserved for a time to feature on Monday's Mewsic Moves Me in the not-so-distant future. It's never too late to learn something new. This is precisely what I discovered about myself last year when I challenged myself by throwing myself into my art sketches. I think a deep desire has to be there in order to make things work. We just need to give ourselves permission to put aside all reserves and go for it regardless of the outcome. I don't think you can truly fail if you have that mindset. :) Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Ahhhhh the stuff we have to give up for out kids... Thank you for linking with #stayclassymama

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  14. Hope you feel better soon. kids have a lot to answer for don't they! Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next time.

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  15. "age is irrelevant to a successful career." Hear, hear! Love it

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  16. Love this message of just getting on and doing the thing you want to do, very inspiring! x #KCACOLS

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  17. I love it. He joined a band then learned the guitar. #kcacols

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  18. Sometimes you just have to jump in!! Love this. #globalblogging

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  19. Awww I really love this and completely agree with him. I turned 40 last week and want to put together a bucket list of the things I want to achieve. As mums we are so used to putting our kids and partners before ourselves sometimes we do need to just do something for ourselves! #KCACOLS

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