✌️Those That Leave A Positive Impact
𝗪𝗵𝗼 𝗵𝗮𝘀 𝗹𝗲𝗳𝘁 𝗮 𝗽𝗼𝘀𝗶𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗶𝗺𝗽𝗮𝗰𝘁 𝗶𝗻 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗹𝗶𝗳𝗲? 𝗜 𝘄𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗹𝗼𝘃𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗿 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆.
I’m taking a trip down memory lane this week because I stumbled upon this CD that I made back in 2012. I made it specifically for my Grandfather on his birthday and it was my first CD ever.
I’m not going to claim that the CD was very good, but it did have significance and I gave it to him because there was a very special meaning behind it.
His wife, my Grandmother was someone that left a very positive impact on my life. If it wasn’t for her, there is a good chance I wouldn’t be creating music at all.
She was a person very important to me and she lost her battle with cancer in 2010.
Before my Grandmother passed, we had a conversation about life and the things she hoped for me. We always had the best conversations. She told things like they were, which was something I loved very much about her.
She asked why I didn’t do anything with music anymore.
In high school, I used to write a lot of music. So much so, that when I graduated, I had big plans of taking the songs I wrote along with the 5 chords I knew on guitar and moving to Nashville to become a songwriter.
Well, that never happened. I went the traditional safe route that involved graduating college with a degree that had nothing to do with music. I shelved my grand ideas about songwriting thinking it was something that just wasn’t in the cards.
But, during my conversation with my Grandmother, she said something that resonated with me. She said that when a person is given a gift, like the ability to create music, they should share that gift with others. She wanted me to share my songs with the world, no matter the naysayers or the challenge.
So, here I am doing my part and putting myself out there sharing my music with the world.
I got serious about the guitar in 2013 and formed my band Jennifer Lyn & The Groove Revival shortly after in 2016. Many would call me a “late bloomer” or “new kid on the block” depending on who you talk to.
When I got back into music, I recognized how music has the ability to unite us. It’s that common thread we can share regardless of personal beliefs. This is what I love about music.
Who has left a positive impact on your life?
I would love to hear your story.
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