I had both the privilege and pleasure of seeing Clare Bowditch play on Friday night.
Granted, I haven’t seen a single episode of Offspring (yes, I realise I may lose friends after admitting that) but Clare simply blew me away with the way she sung and spoke from deep inside that heart of hers.
One thing she reiterated to the audience during her show really resonated with me. I thought I’d share it with you all because it’s the way I have always tried to approach this blog of mine as well as life offline.
“What others think of you is none of your business.”
It is such a beautifully powerful but achingly simple reminder to live your life by.
I’ve had Clare’s song, One Little River (beautifully covered by Helen Shanahan, here) on repeat all day and it inspires me in much the same way.
For so long I have put my dreams on someone else’s shelf, burying all these hopes and fears of mine. I’ve wistfully admired the light from afar, even though my heart had always spoken a different truth.
But now? Now I’m choosing happiness. And I’m putting those dreams back on my mantlepiece.
Go, go, go.