MamaBlogger365 – It Won’t Be Easy by Kim Jennings

Kim Jennings

It will not be easy – nothing worthwhile ever is. Who said that? Who knows. Just know that you will be tested. You may even want to walk away. Know that it’s just a test of your resolve. The passion and belief in yourself will come out on top if you let it.

When you really commit to something, however big, however small, that’s the time the tests appear. You used to think they were coincidences. Now that you’re aware, awake to your goal and committed to it, the challenges are even more clear.

This is how it’s been for me.

When you really, really, REALLY want something, doesn’t it seem at first that the universe may be conspiring against you? That obstacle after obstacle appears?

What if, what if… the obstacles are the same as they were before, but you’re more aware of them…?

What if, what if… the obstacles are the same as before, but your fear is at a fever pitch because the stakes are higher as you take the bravest steps you’ve ever taken?

What if, what if… it’s a test, and it’s only a test of your resolve?

I’m thinking through my own current struggles. Having recently converted my work schedule to part-time, and truly placing a priority on how I spend my new-found “free time” (i.e., how to do more music and how to spend more time with family), the honeymoon is over, folks. Now what?

The daily grind is exactly that – no matter what decision, what goal, what passion to pursue. So if you have to work that hard, you better be doing what you love, right? And there may always be “obstacles”… but think about it – are you really going to throw in the towel over one argument, one bad meeting, one bad gig, or one bad day?

Stop in your tracks – right now – take a deep breath – imagine how it could be, how it should be – and write down what your next step is to make it happen. Be honest with yourself. And if your change involves others, they may not get it at first (if ever). And that’s yet one more test of your resolve.

It won’t be easy. You may lose people along the way (it’s almost guaranteed that you will). You may even feel like you’re losing yourself.

Go back to what you’ve written. Go back to the underlying belief. Remind yourself why you are here. Your passion is why you’re here, isn’t it?

Bio: Sitting still has never been easy for acoustic/indie/folk singer-songwriter Kim Jennings. A singer, piano and guitar player for years, the songwriting bug only bit her in 2007. Not three years later, Kim released her debut CD “My Own True North,” co-founded the indie record label “Birch Beer Records” with fellow singer-songwriter Dan Cloutier, and launched the We Support Local Music blog along with the “I Support Local Music in Massachusetts” Facebook page.

Named to Metronome Magazine’s Top 20 Hit List for 2010, and voted Best Female Vocalist in the 2010 Worcester Music Awards, Jennings keeps a busy schedule, performing as often as she can and running her record label. Not bad, considering that in her “free time” she’s also a part-time working soccer mom.

Keep up with Kim Jennings and her musical projects at
www.kimjenningsmusic.com
, www.birchbeerrecords.com, and www.we-support-local-music.com.

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