Some of us have been blogging for a while now. Some of us for not so long. Once you get to know someone in blog land and see their present and hope to stay as part of their future, don’t you wonder what their past was like??
I believe we shouldn’t live in the past and to always look forward for a better tomorrow. But we have to give credit to our past that we are who we are because of it. I will be starting a link party where you’d get a chance to share something about your past, whether it was something that made you proud, happy or even something that made you cry. It truly is SO uplifting learning from people’s REAL experiences.
We will start this link party in the near future. I just wanted to give you a heads up and invite you to please please please share your stories. For now I leave you with this simple fact about my past:
This is me right before church. I notice my bag on top of the piano. I used to carry that bag full of my piano books wherever I went. It was heavy.
I used to play. I started when I was 5. At a tender age of 10 I was already playing in sacrament meeting (the combined meeting for all age groups) for my church. There weren’t any other members in my city who owned a piano and let alone play it. I think about how young I was having to be in front of a large congregation and play to perfection. It was SO HARD. I remember messing up at times and people looking at me funny. It didn’t stop me. I continued playing for 7 more years until I moved here and I couldn’t bring my piano with me. As a young adult discovering a new world it was the “perfect” time and opportunity to quit, so I thought. I regret that decision.
I’ve started playing again. I’m thankful for the gift of music. I’m thankful it is still in me and that I can share that with those I love the most.