Sunday, January 3, 2010

New Years Perspective


I'm new to the blogging world. So, I could agonize about what to say in my first blog post, or just say what comes naturally. Thats what I'll do. So, welcome to my world. I'm a singer, and have been for about 11 years full-time. On the side, I started doing makeup a couple years ago..I've been doing my own for stage and photo shoots and videos of ours, and I found I love being on the other side and making someone feel lovely. So, when I'm not touring, I've been building up a portfolio.

I'm married to a musician/songwriter/producer named Nick. We have 2 pups(and that's the closest to parenthood we've been yet). We live in Nashville, TN now, but both grew up in the midwest states of Indiana and Illinois.

So, I like that I'm starting something new right after New Years. I am someone who likes resolutions...I like to re-evaluate my life and take what I'm discontent with and see if I can't make it better. I'm an over-analyzer, have a conscience the size of Texas it seems and love to dream big.

This New Year finds me in a new place. I almost lost my Mom to a heart attack just a couple of months ago. I've experienced some traumatic things in life, but for some reason, this changed me. It stuck with me. This Christmas every moment I had with my family was so much more precious than any I'd ever experienced before. Not because they've changed, but because of my perspective. I saw my Mom in a different way. She's human, she's frail, and I could have lost her. But I didn't. Sitting in church with my family was emotional, watching old family favorites was emotional..and that was okay. Why do we try to hold back tears like its the worst thing possible to cry with people we love? I wish I knew. I'm guilty. One of my resolutions might just be to let myself cry when the tears threaten to fall..because I think a soft, broken heart is a beautiful thing.

I'll end Post #1 with some wise words by a lovely lady I wish I'd had the pleasure to know...Happy New Year! Here's to us all living every day hoping to make our world a lovelier place!--Trish

" The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It's the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows & the beauty of a woman only grows with passing years. ~"
— Audrey Hepburn


  1. Perspective is key. Welcome to the world of blogging! Best wishes with your make-up endeavors in the New Year.

  2. I love how you experienced Christmas in a whole new way. My mom had surgery a week before Christmas and this break has been filled with the most precious time with her.

    Wishing you the best for 2010!

  3. I love this!!! so proud of you for doing this, dear.

  4. I love Audrey Hepburn! I'm glad you shared that quote with us. May God be with you through this year and all your years!

  5. Welcome to the blog world! I pray that you are richly blessed this year! Thanks for the blessings that your music is to young people, especially young women. Your words of encouragement have helped shape my daughter and countless of her friend's confidence and willingness to get back up everytime they fall.

  6. I was the sick one this year, and oddly it changed me, I had to give over full control, all normalsy, and I hated it at first, but I also discover a lot from it, and a lot or blessings unexpected... God rocks our world when we let Him, and I love that.

    I've been challenged a lot by the verse about weaping with those who weap, and rejoycing with those who rejoyce... I'm still striving fo that ballance of being the one to be open enough to let others morn with me, and know when is best to let someone else rejoyce, but it's certainly been on my heart the last year and a half

  7. This is very insightful. I've never been one to be able to hold in the tears even when I wanted to. Then one day while talking with my sister about God (and the tears where flowing down my face because I was thinking about how good He had been to me), my sister told me that crying, for me, was a way that I praised God. She said, "When you were little you would cry to get a attention and to get your way, now you cry because something has touched your heart or God has done something great." To think that in my tears I could be showing how much God loves me and through that, how He loves others...Well it makes me honored to praise my Jesus in my own way. Now I don't hold back tears I let them flow as a sign of how God has touched me and how much I love HIM!

    God Bless,
    Rebekah R.
    PS I love the quote!