3 May - What a Week

February 21, 2011

The last week has been a whirlwind to say the least! It started last Thursday with us flying to Joburg to get ready for The Women's Show at the Sandton convention centre. The organisers had kindly given me a stand at the show to say thank you for my involvement, but I soon discovered that furnishing a stand for an exhibition is a costly exercise. Given that I am still gathering the budget for printing and posting the album, I couldn't justify spending cash on hiring furniture etc so I had to get creative on how to decorate my stand. For days I felt completely stuck on how to do it, until inspiration struck that seeing my whole approach has been about "thinking out the box" that what better way to furnish the stand than with boxes!

With a lot of help from my sister and some friends who kindly donated the boxes, we managed to gather everything I would need to take up to Jozi. I spent two days printing pics of future owners, lyrics from the album, comments from supporters and posters that followed the journey. In effect I put together everything I would need to create a 'scrapbook' feel of what the last three years have entailed. After negotiating with the airlines not to charge us too heavily for the excess baggage of cardboard and plywood we finally arrived late on Thursday night to start setting up. Surrounded by piles of boxes and pictures it suddenly felt like my great idea might not work, but by the time we had stuck up the last picture near midnight it has all come together! We had a projector showing The Power Within insert about the project and playing tracks from the album; walls covered with lyrics, pictures and quotes; and a listening station where people could click through the songs and see what they liked.

The next three days were incredible! We got to connect with literally hundreds of people and their reaction to my project was awesome. The stand was filled with women reading all about the project, watching the videos and listening to songs. By Sunday we had 60 new Future Owners on board, aching backs and feet but lots to be grateful for!  YAY!

 

30 April - In the Direction of Passion and Dreams

February 21, 2011
5Keep on moving forward fearlessly in the direction of your passion and dreams.

It is never just an easy ride, but the one thing we are guaranteed is the journey and the experience of testing our limits and discovering our potential!


It is the only journey worth taking, so keep reminding yourself how fortunate you are to be on the road when so many are tied to fear that keeps them stuck.


Just being on the road is a blessing, and the only destination worth striving for is one that makes yo...
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28 April - Thought For The Week

February 21, 2011

"Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you
as by the attitude you bring to life;
not so much by what happens to you
as by the way your mind looks at what happens."

     - John Homer Miller


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24 April - In Jozi This Weekend

February 21, 2011
I am winging my up to Joburg today to spend 3 days at The Women's Show at The Sandton Convention Centre, and would love it if you could pop in and say hi over the course of the weekend. They have sponsored me a stand so that I can sell the last 300 copies! I hope it will let people get an idea of the journey so far and I will have the album available for you to take a sneak listen to as well as "The Power Within" tv show being screened.

I have secured 100 VIP passes for my future owners and wi...

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21 April - Thought For The Week

February 21, 2011

"Help your brother's boat across,

and your own will reach the shore."

                    ~Hindu proverb


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21 April - Thought For The Week

February 21, 2011

"Help your brother's boat across,

and your own will reach the shore."

                    ~Hindu proverb


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18 April - from 'Forever In Me'

February 21, 2011

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14 April - Thought For The Week

February 21, 2011
"You cannot do a kindness too soon,

for you never know how soon it will be too late."
   

      ~Ralph Waldo Emerson, 19th Century philosopher


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10 April - Sometimes..

February 21, 2011

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9 April - Choosing Life

February 21, 2011
Sitting here contemplating where to next as the album gets ready to release, I came across something I wrote over a year ago & I guess this is where I find myself again - excited & terrified all at once:

"Life is about moving, changing, growing, expanding. Fear is about stopping, freezing, resisting, hiding. Fear is the opposite of life. The things we fear are often exhilirating, liberating, freeing, exciting. On the brink of change we are faced with liberation or stagnation. Resisting chang...


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