Tuesday, August 30, 2016
5 Life Lessons I've Learned From A Silent Film
A Silent Film has done that for me since December of 2012. I've been sharing my experiences with them and their music with you since the birth of this blog. Since then I have seen them in eight different cities and just saw their 12th show in three years this past week. The show reminded me of my love of their music and them as human beings. From the first song I ever heard of theirs, Harbour Lights, my heart was stolen, molded and guided into what is now the life I am living today. One I never knew existed until the first notes of their music entered my world.
To know that someone can write exactly how you are feeling is a bonding agent. Here are five life lessons I've learned from their music and the the journey it has taken me on.
Don't regret a thing. It can be easy to regret things you have done in your past. For me I battle with that daily. But when I look at where my life has taken me because of the choices I have made, I remind myself that regrets can fade when you are living the life you always dreamed of, but never knew you could get yourself to.
Strong enough. I never thought myself a strong person, until I decided to make a change for myself. I wanted something my ex-husband couldn't give me and I was able to leave knowing that one day I would find it no matter how long it took. Some days I didn't feel strong enough, but that is when I leaned on my amazing group of friends. Through it all we all made each other strong enough. And continue to, to this day.
You were my rock, never my stepping stone. I was with my ex-husband for fourteen years. Never once even at the end of our marriage did I think that I had used him to step into a new life. I grew as a person. I didn't feel supported in the way I wanted. I didn't feel heard. So I decided to make a change. He had carried me for fourteen years, now it was my time to step out and be the true me, the me that was hidden inside for so long. Though I was ready for the change and he was not, I'd not be who I am today without him.
Growing with my Lads.
From March 5th, 2013 to today and all the tomorrows.