Keep the faith

I landed back in Australia about a month ago and so grateful for the sanctuary of Wongaling Beach that I have been calling home for the past few  years. The silence here is a complete contrast to the billow of noise that consumes you in the Philippines.

I not sure how I feel being home, I’ve completely thrown myself into starting a music career. I swing from excited to terrified to overwhelmed to anxious to ecstatic to nervous to excited. A roller coaster of sorts propelled by self-doubt and my now extended awareness of the imbalances of society’s wealth and resource distribution.

There is a part of me that has an overwhelming drive to play music on the stages of the world while another part of me questions the necessity or logic of such a wish when I could most probably experience (and give) the same or more joy playing music in the dirt in a third-world country. Or even in the gutter in my own.

Keep the faith and hold to my purpose.

In such times there are only a few things to do: love the people you meet, play music and eat chocolate.

i spent nearly two quiet years in this beautiful house in wongaling beach
i spent nearly two quiet years in this beautiful house in wongaling beach

Written by Melinda J. Irvine

Melinda J. Irvine is a professional writer, small business owner, and daily blogger — helping real people like you find their voice and share their burning message with the world (and their employees). In her spare time, Mel is busy building (and writing) a free online learning centre for the marginalised kids of Estancia, Philippines.

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