remember last year when we went to the joe moore picker's reunion? well, we went again this weekend and it was wonderful. just so much fun. just like last year, the girls had a great time eating watermelon and watching everyone play music.
and this year, glenn convinced me to play on the stage with him. our band name was "bee's knees".
i was really nervous, but it turned out to be wonderful. here is a video of us playing her eyes dart round by, of course, the felice brothers.
i have had a very interesting realization this weekend. you know how i went through so much turmoil this winter? i struggled so much and couldn't understand how to move through it, or what i would find on the other side. well, it is finally clear to me. i had to move through that pain and reach a place of acceptance in order to come to this place of liberation that i now find myself in. i feel that, for the first time in my life, i am truly free to honestly be who i am, without fear of judgement or rejection. it is an amazing feeling and i am embracing it with everything i have. i think it is this newfound sense of freedom that gave me the courage to get up on that stage. it is this new belief in myself that allows me to do the shows that i have done this summer with my jewelry and to be so successful. i am proud to offer myself and my gifts to the world. i feel confident now and the world can take me or leave me, and i will be fine either way. it is a fantastic place to find myself in.