- Created on Tuesday, 13 September 2011 13:03
- Written by Pat Pughe-Parry
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Yesterday I got into the car and did something I haven’t done in ages. I listened to my favourite CD, “I Dreamed A Dream” by Susan Boyle (aka SUBO).
I cranked up the volume, put my foot on the accelerator and enjoyed the drive.
These days I don’t drive much as I play entertainer on our long journeys while Dave concentrates on the road. But I do love the freedom every now and again of letting rip and re-living my youth.
What I love about Susan Boyle's voice is that I can hear every word of each song and what magnificent words they are:
I Dreamed a Dream
I dreamed a dream in time gone by, when hope was high and life worth living ...
..... But the tigers come at night, with their voices soft as thunder, as they tear your hopes apart, and they turn your dream to shame ....
Who I Was Born To Be
And though I may not know the answers, I can finally say I’m free
And if the questions led me here, then I am who I was born to be.
At the beginning of this year I read her autobiography entitled “Who I Was Born To Be” and it inspired me to make 2011 the year I was going to be The Woman I Was Born To Be.
As I listened to the CD I started taking stock of where I am on this journey. It is so easy to slip back into my old ways – being a people pleaser who tries desperately to meet what I think are other people’s expectations are of me ...... and failing miserably.
I become the rat on the wheel, spinning ever faster out of control and unable to prioritise what I should be focusing on. The things I love to do and what I am good at get put on the back burner because of the URGENT SMALL STUFF that I can mindlessly do while I mentally beat myself up about all the things wrong in my life and how useless I am.
Thank you SUBO for bringing the balance back for me. Having cleared out the cobwebs I can now get back to being THE WOMAN I WAS BORN TO BE.