I’m having one of those days where I just need to ‘get out of my head’. Wish me luck.
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Two weeks ago while I was on twitter I came across a tweet asking for a singer to perform at a matric ball. I found out more about it and as it turns out, it was a ball for the Athlone School for the Blind and Disabled. Their very first matric ball. The person organising this, read about it on freecycle,org; Wanted: Matric Ball for Blind and Disable Learners. She immediately sprung into action. Withing 12 hours she was getting donations and food sponsours.
This awesome person is @heikebru and I didn’t know anything about her, but I wanted to get involved. So last week on Friday (28 August) I performed at the matric ball and had an awesome time. At the end of the night I was so moved by the work of one woman who decided to respond to a post. As soon as she made the decision to help, she attracted people who also wanted to make a difference. Most times I read about how awful things are in South Africa, but people like Heike (and everyone who came on board) make me think that its not all so bad. I fell asleep with a smile on my face thinking about how happy those grd 12 learners were.
The theme was ‘A Night at the Oscars’. I thought I had better get dressed up, so I put on my Lazuli dress and pretended I was really going to the Oscars
When you feel like its all falling apart, make a difference and you’ll see that its not so bad after all.
“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.”
This quote explains the journey to making this album. That’s why the album is called Invincible Summer
At the end of October, I will be done with the new album. It has been almost 2 and a half years in the making. WHAT?! And I think I will be so happy when the whole album is don When we started working on the album, I thought it would be a few months max. It truly has been exhausting to have taken so long to finish a body of work. It has just left me feeling ‘incomplete’.
Every time I feel so bleh, I try to look back at my journey and congratulate myself. In 2008 I worked on my first EP and wrote Teacup. I was taking piano lessons at the time and it was the first song I had ever written. Listen to the lyrics, I wasn’t lying.
I truly am just a ‘Teacup girl’