We went to see one of the Music as a Weapon shows in Portland, Maine last night and were fortunate enough to go as Guests because of my husband’s tie to the music industry and the people he has had the pleasure of getting to know over the years. I am just lucky enough to have been able to meet some of these people as well; musicians, engineers, producers, tour managers and other industry folks. From our time spent hanging out with the guys from Sevendust, the night was such an important reminder to me of how I want to show the kids that the most fulfilling way to live is with passion.
We have met a lot of people from a variety of different bands over the years, and the guys from Sevendust still stand out as being some of the most passionate musicians I’ve been around. Listening to Sevendust’s guitarist John Connolly speak with my husband (who’s also a guitarist) about guitar gear, alternate tunings, and song writing, it was clear how much love he has for what he does each day. The band’s dedication to what they do also shows through how incredibly appreciative they are of their fans. It’s one thing to be on stage and say “Thanks for coming!” and another to take a moment to personally thank you for your support, speak with you and give you an autograph or photo op. These guys treat their fans with the utmost respect only to say how blessed they are to be doing what they love to do. They give every single performance 110% and last night was a testament to that. Although they have eight studio albums to their name, they remain true to their music, and that is exactly what their fans love about them.
The night was a reminder that I want my kids to see that the way to live your life is by doing what you love because you enjoy it and not because your only goal is to try to get to a certain destination – particularly fame, money and tons of “friends.” Most importantly, last night was a reminder to love what you do so much you just have to share it with everyone.
As a Parent Coach and Mentor, my passion lies in empowering parents to make the best decisions they can for their children and their families as a whole. As a well-trained coach, I can be your facilitator and accountability partner for long-lasting, meaningful change that has a permanent, positive impact for your family. By focusing on the values that you hold most important in your life, I can help you create and maintain the type of parenting relationship you want to have with your children, now and into their adulthood.
I am a homeschooling mom of four children in Massachusetts. I am also the author of a book called The Herbal Beverage Book, which can be found on amazon. When not coaching, writing or spending time with the family, I enjoy Hayao Miyazaki films, new and classic Dr. Who episodes, anything related to American history and a great glass of mead.
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