Carpe Diem….Seize The Day
Such an amazing saying. Each day passes by and I continue to look ahead. Tomorrow. Next week. Next month. Next year. But for now, today is the day.
When I was younger I had so much anxiety about the future. I always wanted one of those Magic 8 Balls or a crystal ball just to look into my future to see what would become of me. What is my calling? What is my purpose? Which path should I take? So many questions. But as I got older and experienced more, I realized that if I just relax and trust in God, trust in the universe, or fate, things would just fall into place. Ever since I learned how to surrender and take it day by day life has been amazing. I found my dream career, moved across country and back, found an amazing husband, have the best son ever, and have wonderful supportive friends and family. Yes, there have been challenging times and I know so many more are to come but if I take it one challenge at a time, one day at a time, it just seems so much more manageable.
Now that brings me to today. Wednesday, August 10, 2011. I’ve already started this journey down my new professional path and boy am I excited! I’ve been waiting and procrastinating from ‘launching’ my website. From putting myself out there onto the worldwide web. Its a big world and can be intimidating to put myself out there. But you know what? Why wait? It is what it is and I want this journey to start now. I want to help so badly it hurts. I want to make a difference in a world where our economy is declining, politicians are divided and fighting, so many guns are killing, families of dead soldiers are crying, cancer is invading, and people are just losing faith and hope in everything. I want to make that difference through the power of music. I want to help others experience the effects of music on their emotional, physical, spiritual being. I want to help someone learn to walk again after a stroke with the assistance of the rhythm of drums. I want to help someone with Alzheimer’s Disease remember a treasured moment shared with a loved one from many years ago by playing their wedding song. I want to help a child with autism learn how to play piano not just alone but in a band, with his peers. I want to help a cancer patient get through yet another dose of chemotherapy by playing meaningful music with the patient to make the time fly and less painful. I want to help a person with Cerebral Palsy dance. And this doesn’t even scratch the surface. Sure, I may be sounding selfish by stating what I want, but if wanting to improve the quality of someone’s life is selfish, so be it.
So let’s get going. Let’s start living and listening to the rhythms of the world around us and let’s welcome the power of music into our lives. CARPE DIEM!!!