After a 5 month break, I'm back making videos, and I also found a bunch of short clips hiding on my hard drive that I made that I can't wait to start posting. However, I figure it's only fair to start back up with my very own song. It's called This Is My Brave. It's the bravest thing I have ever done.
It's also admission time. I am terrible at asking for help. Like, REALLY bad. I tend to avoid it at all costs...can't tell you why, that's just how I roll. To be honest I would like to change this, so I'm tackling it one small step at a time.
I need your...HELP.
I need some peer pressure to keep this going. I have all these songs, I might as well play some shows, amiright? Please share these across facebook. Tell your friends. Also, follow me on twitter and instagram @kayjemusic.
I'm going to start posting all of the videos on Facebook that I've been putting on Youtube over the past year, plus a bunch of short clips that I take when I play. PLUS I'm going to start talking and vlogging. Please share any and all of it!
Four months ago, I wasn't strong enough to lift a bale of hay, so I would cut the bales apart and put them on the hay cart piece by piece. It's amazing how doing one small thing every day can add up over time. Self-care is no exception. What is one little step you can take today (and tomorrow, and the next day after that, etc.) to help out your future self? Pick one thing off this list and try it - I dare you: http://tinybuddha.com/blog/45-simple-self-care-practices-for-a-healthy-mind-body-and-soul/
I wanted to write a decent post, but that's just not going to happen. This picture is the best I can do for now. Life is a bit of a rollercoaster at the moment. My super awesome husband had surgery and then a bunch of surprise complications. Music is temporarily on hold. Everything is temporarily on hold. But hang tight. I'll be back at some point this year!
Sometimes things fall into place. It's like magic, if you just sit back and let it happen.
My goal for 2017 was to start a blog. There have been so many times where I started and then deleted that precious first post, trying to figure out how to introduce myself in some sort of sensical, linear order. First blog post - first impression, right? No pressure...
Ok. Well, Ihave some news to get to, so here we go.
Hi! My name is Kayje. I'm starting this blog because I have a story to tell. I grew up watching my mom suffer from Schizophrenia and then ended up also needing to get help to deal with my own anxiety, depression and complex-PTSD. For over a decade, I had no idea what was wrong, and I didn't get help because I had this terrible feeling that if I didn't know what was wrong, how could somebody else help me? For my entire life, music has been my escape and a form of therapy. More about me and the rest of this later. The goal of my blog is to join the conversation and fight the stigma of mental illness by talking about it. FYI - I don't like long blog posts, or pic heavy posts - so I will keep them short and sweet.
Introduction - check.
NEWS TIME! (drumroll please....)
I'm going to be a cast member of the This Is My Brave show in Boise!
This is pretty much what happened when I read the message:
What's This Is My Brave? Their mission is to "mission is to end the stigma surrounding mental illness by sharing personal stories of individuals overcoming mental illness through poetry, essay and original music, live on stage: Read more here: https://thisismybrave.org/mission/
Get Tickets Here: https://app.mobilecause.com/f/16ol/n
Help me Fundraise Here: https://app.mobilecause.com/vf/STAGE/KarenLidral49
There you have it. Short and sweet. I can't think of a more perfect first post.