Life and the Single Christian Girl
On Tuesday 7th October 2014 I had the opportunity of having a full day of a songwriting workshop with my mentor Merelyn Carter.
Merelyn has been my mentor since 2007 and we meet up at least once a year.
I first found out about her when I was home once unwell I think it was about early 2007. I was watching a show and this woman was being interviewed about body image. She was also a singer/songwriter and she said that she did mentoring with women.
At the time I thought that would be great to have someone that could mentor you and work on songwriting as well.
I didn’t really do much about it and then I was at a Christian bookstore and I was looking for a women’s magazine one of the people that worked there said there are some over here. I reached into the box and pulled out a magazine and I opened it and on the page was the interview that I had seen on TV not that long ago.
So after that I knew that I needed to act on it.
It was probably another few months before I had the courage to send her an email.
I finally did get around to it and it has been a great journey.
Merelyn lives in Melbourne in the country and my first visit to her was in 2008. I just couldn’t believe that I was there and that is where I wrote my song Princess Heart.
So it was so great to catch up with her and her husband David. The direction of what I am doing now is totally different to what I thought that I wanted to do.
Now it is all about making a difference, using my testimony as a message for others.
When we have a mentoring day we work nonstop except for one coffee break. I love it.
On Tuesday we explored some ideas for my blog and social media.
I also was able to put some music to a song that I had written last year. The song is sister to sister and I love how it has worked out.
We also worked on writing another song called Lifting the roof of my life.
I really needed to have a day where I could focus on the creativity process and just to be encouraged.
It has been a journey, and it has been a great journey.
Will share more tomorrow.
Loves and Hugs