Kylie and dreams

I introduced the girls to Kylie on the weekend.

Kylie Minogue, that is.

I played my favourite song on YouTube for them while I sang and danced around the lounge room like a lunatic.

‘Is that you, Mummy?’ Miss Two asked pointing at Kylie on the iPad.

‘Yes,’ I lied as I shimmied up a storm.

‘For real, Mummy??’ Miss Four asked incredulously.

I was about 11 years old when Kylie first entered my life.

I performed Locomotion with my dancing school at the local football club. I thought I was the absolute bomb doing the ‘chug a chug a motion like a railroad train, now’.

From that moment on, Kylie was a fixture in my life. I remember spending hours staring at the poster of her I’d torn out of my Smash Hits mag as I daydreamed about Scott and Charlene. I wanted to BE her.

I have stuck with her through thick and thin from her early Hand on your heart days, to her Indie phase, and through to now. And just when I thought I couldn’t love her anymore, she blew me away with her performance in Brisbane last weekend.

I absolutely expected an amazing show from Kylie last Saturday night, but what I didn’t expect was the deep and meaningful that came with it.

I wasn’t expecting Kylie to chat so openly about her humble beginnings and her dreams as a young girl to one day release a single and to one day make a pop video.

As Kylie stood on the stage at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre amidst spandex, glitter and strobe lighting, her words reached out to me – if you work hard and believe in yourself, you too can make your dreams a reality.

I have dreams. Boy, do I have dreams. Dreams that I’ve been stifling inside me for an eternity because I’ve simply not had the confidence nor belief in myself. People have told me in the past that I don’t have what it takes to reach my dreams and I believed them. I’ve been conditioned to play it safe, to not ruffle any feathers, and to be content with what I have.

I don’t know whether or not it’s because I’m a little older and wiser now, or perhaps it’s simply the early on-set of dementia, but I’ve decided it’s time to stop listening to the non-believers, time to stop worrying about failure, and time to jump out of my deliciously safe and warm comfort zone.

I’m working hard on my dreams and fulfilling my passion virtually every day rising with the sun and working late into the night.

Most days I feel tired, and I mean the bone tired feeling us mums experience, yet I’m going to continue to power on in my mombie state.

I don’t know if I’ll ever get to where I want to with my dreams, but at least I can say I’m giving it a red hot go.

Thanks for the pep talk, Kylie. It was the last thing I expected last weekend, but so what I needed.

Are you chasing dreams at the moment? What’s holding you back from making them a reality? Are you a Kylie fan? Tell me your favourite Kylie song.

Linking up today with Jess because it’s Tuesday and I Blog on Tuesdays!

58 comments on Kylie and dreams

  1. Zanni
    March 24, 2015 at 5:56 am (3 years ago)

    Beautiful post Renee! So glad you are working towards what you love doing. There is nothing more fulfilling. Kylie is on to something x

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  2. Leanne @ Deep Fried Fruit
    March 24, 2015 at 6:04 am (3 years ago)

    Always chasing my dreams and always a Kylie fan (I was a Neighbours tragic)
    I actually love a good pep talk from “rock stars”. Or any sort of celeb or successful person really. I often record the biographies etc on Foxtel and I read autobiographies a lot just to get a dose of PEP from those who have made their dreams come true.
    I watched Oprah’s Masterclass for the first time on TLC the other day. It was Justin Timberlake talking about his story. It was just the pep I needed to jump back in the deep end ….
    Favourite Kylie song? Hmmm …. There’s too many!
    Better the Devil You Know?
    Leanne @ Deep Fried Fruit

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    • Mummy, Wife, Me
      March 25, 2015 at 6:01 am (3 years ago)

      Better the devil you know is an absolute classic,Leanne. Good choice. That Oprah masterclass with JT sounds awesome. I’ll try to see if I can download it at all. I would love to watch it. Thanks for the tip x

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  3. JodiGibson (@JFGibsonWriter)
    March 24, 2015 at 6:11 am (3 years ago)

    Oh go you! And kick those non-believers to the kurb – I believe in you. I believe that you can do anything you set your mind to. Dream big and dream often. Who knows where you will end up and at least you will grow and experience life along the way.
    As for Kylie, I have a bit of a love/hate thing with her. I love some of her songs, hate others, but she’s great to dance to.”Shocked” would have to be my all time favourite.

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    • Mummy, Wife, Me
      March 25, 2015 at 6:02 am (3 years ago)

      Shocked is one of my favourites too! Thanks for your pep talk, Jodi.You are an inspiration to me and proof that if you work hard, good things come your way x

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  4. Kathy
    March 24, 2015 at 6:37 am (3 years ago)

    Good on you Renee – nice to get that pep talk from someone you admire to keep you going. Kylie is a year older than me so I have watched her in parallel to my own growing up and not quite achieving my dreams, but we are all works in progress, right.

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    • Mummy, Wife, Me
      March 25, 2015 at 6:04 am (3 years ago)

      We most definitely are, Kathy. If you ask me you are doing some pretty amazing stuff right now with your yoga teaching x

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  5. Vicki @ Knocked Up and Abroad
    March 24, 2015 at 6:46 am (3 years ago)

    You went to a live Kylie show? For reals? I should be so lucky πŸ˜‰
    I absolutely think that if you have dreams, you need to be reaching out for them constantly. Motherhood can slow the process down but it doesn’t mean it should stop all together. I’m glad you and Kylie had this little pep talk, now go forth lovely lady (with that said motherhood has muddied my dreams and I’m a bit lost with them. I think Kylie and I need a chin wag) xx

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    • Mummy, Wife, Me
      March 25, 2015 at 6:06 am (3 years ago)

      Yep, I totally get what your saying. Sometimes when you’re deep in the trenches you can’t focus on anything but getting through the day. These days pass though and with that I found clarity and new found strength and wisdom. x

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  6. Raychael aka Mystery Case
    March 24, 2015 at 6:51 am (3 years ago)

    Good on you for chasing your dreams. We are all Kylie fans in the house and rather disappointed we missed her show when she came to Perth.

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    • Mummy, Wife, Me
      March 25, 2015 at 6:06 am (3 years ago)

      Oh what a buggar, Raychael. Next time πŸ™‚

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  7. Andrea Phillips
    March 24, 2015 at 7:11 am (3 years ago)

    Well jel! Gotta get me some those tickets for here (hopefully London and not Manchester again, although the four hour drive each way was worth it last time!)(and the time before).
    You da bomb Mrs W, life’s short, bring it on!! Xx

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    • Mummy, Wife, Me
      March 25, 2015 at 6:08 am (3 years ago)

      Now you are a hardcore fan, little lady to arrive all the way to Manchester. I would love to see what sort of crowd went to that concert πŸ™‚ I remember us rocking out in the lounge room to Light years and Fever. Those were the days eh πŸ˜‰ xx

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  8. Andrea Phillips
    March 24, 2015 at 7:12 am (3 years ago)

    Oh and ‘Love at First Sight’ hands down my favourite x

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    • Mummy, Wife, Me
      March 25, 2015 at 6:08 am (3 years ago)

      Ahh you make me smile! It seriously is the best xx

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  9. Ingrid @ Fabulous and Fun Life
    March 24, 2015 at 7:16 am (3 years ago)

    Since the start of this year I have been working hard towards achieving my dreams. What’s holding me back – lack of time due to work and family commitments and also fear of failure but I have tried to put strategies in place to overcome both these obstacles.

    I loved Kylie on Neighbours which is probably why I loved her early duet with Jason Donovan “Especially for you”. I also love “Celebration”.

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    • Mummy, Wife, Me
      March 25, 2015 at 6:09 am (3 years ago)

      Especially for you is an absolute classic, Ingrid. You can’t go past those golden oldies. Good choice. Yes, I know what you mean. I face the same obstacles as you. With a bit of patience though, we’ll get there.

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  10. Jody at Six Little Hearts
    March 24, 2015 at 7:19 am (3 years ago)

    I worked with Kylie on many occasions when I was a professional actor (mostly on Neighbours). She was a lovely person back then – very natural and down to earth. This is such a sweet post. Don’t you love when your kiddos mistake someone good looking and famous for yourself?!

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    • Renee
      March 24, 2015 at 7:57 am (3 years ago)

      Jody! Shut the front door!!! I had no idea you were an actor and worked with Kylie!!! What now???!! That’s amazing x

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      • Bec @ The Plumbette
        March 24, 2015 at 12:49 pm (3 years ago)

        Jody I had no idea you were an actor either! And you worked with Kylie? That’s amazing!!

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  11. Amy @ HandbagMafia
    March 24, 2015 at 7:56 am (3 years ago)

    Good on you for chasing your dreams- it’s worth the tired when it’s a tired for what you want.

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  12. Toni @ Finding Myself Young
    March 24, 2015 at 8:01 am (3 years ago)

    I can so imagine you dancing around the lounge room to Kylie! I think as we get older we learn to ignore negative people a lot more and just basically not give a ….. about what other people think. I’m a lot more confident that I can do things now that I’m older than I ever was years ago.

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    • Mummy, Wife, Me
      March 25, 2015 at 6:11 am (3 years ago)

      You know it’s funny, I had a period in my early 20s when I was quite confident career-wise and then I lost it after a series of events. I think it’s finally coming back. Thank God πŸ™‚

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  13. Jayne
    March 24, 2015 at 8:08 am (3 years ago)

    Awesome concert! Too many favourites to pick just one..Better the devil you know, Put yourself in my place and Please Stay are at the top for me πŸ™‚ I have brainwashed both my kids and they only want to listen to Kylie in the car lol!

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    • Mummy, Wife, Me
      March 25, 2015 at 6:12 am (3 years ago)

      Great choices, darling!!! I used to love that video clip to Put yourself in my place. Thanks for organising the tix xx

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  14. Emily
    March 24, 2015 at 8:31 am (3 years ago)

    Great post! Can’t wait to see where your dreams take you. I was never a crazy-Kylie fan, but had plenty of friends who were so can sing most songs! In fact, I remember being in a meeting at work and bursting into a round of ‘Put your hand on your heart and tell me’. Confide in Me was my fave Kylie-era.

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    • Mummy, Wife, Me
      March 25, 2015 at 6:13 am (3 years ago)

      That sounds like an awesome meeting!! I loved Confide in me, too. One of my faves for sure. x

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  15. Sheridan Anne
    March 24, 2015 at 10:56 am (3 years ago)

    Oh my gosh, your girls are precious! And you are hysterical and inspirational. I love that you confirmed their suspicions that you are our lovable Aussie sweetheart Kylie.
    That sounds so lovely – It’s so easy to discount our dreams because there’s too much doubt. I’m so glad you had such a great experience with your girl crush!!!!
    Can I borrow your gold hot pants some time? xox

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    • Mummy, Wife, Me
      March 25, 2015 at 6:15 am (3 years ago)

      Lol Sheridan. For sure πŸ™‚ Thanks so much for your kind words x

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  16. Simone
    March 24, 2015 at 11:34 am (3 years ago)

    I went to see Kylie in concert in Jakarta about three years ago and it WAS an amazing show. We were right up the front row near the stage because this is Jakarta and you can manage to wangle those sorts of tickets here!

    I believe you can totally achieve your dreams Renee, but of course I also understand the fear too! I am in a similar place but have got a rocket firing me into action this year- sometimes we need a good pep talk or a something dramatic to kick us into gear so we stop hiding behind our fears. FEAR= False Evidence Appearing Real. We talk ourselves out of doing things because of all the what ifs and what mays that probably won’t ever happen when we should be focussing on how awesome it will be live our dreams xo

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    • Mummy, Wife, Me
      March 25, 2015 at 6:16 am (3 years ago)

      Ooh I love that break down of FEAR. Thank you! Hooray for that rocket springing you into action. I am so excited about what the future brings for you. Meanwhile, mega jeal of those front row tix πŸ™‚ xx

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  17. Dannielle @ Zamamabakes
    March 24, 2015 at 12:40 pm (3 years ago)

    You go girlfriend!
    Chase those dreams and keep dancing those Mombie (love that word) moves, hehehe!
    I was a huge Charlene and Kylie fan when I was little, I’m thinking we come from a similar era Renee, so many times you have mentioned things that sound all too familiar to me, I love it!
    I’m chasing a little dream at the moment but it’s finances holding me back! Dreams don’t fund themselves, so for now just like you I’m burning the candle at both ends, there’s this little voice inside my head telling me to keep pushing on with things and as my little wise sister always says to me ‘Rome wasn’t built in a day Dannielle’.
    Thanks for another beautiful post Renee xx

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    • Mummy, Wife, Me
      March 25, 2015 at 6:18 am (3 years ago)

      Very wise words indeed. If only we could locate a money tree somewhere … Keep on working hard, Dannielle, I see big things on the horizon for you, too. You have the passion and the drive, plus you’re a bloody nice person. Keep at it my friend, you’ll get there xx

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  18. Bec @ The Plumbette
    March 24, 2015 at 12:56 pm (3 years ago)

    You know before I read your post I noticed the amount of comments on your blog posts and I instantly thought here is a woman of great influence.
    I have no doubt that you will achieve your dreams because you do work hard and you have a humble heart and I believe those two qualities when put together create the perfect ammo to get further towards your dreams. As for Kylie I loved lucky when I was little. I wasn’t as infatuated with her as you but I still liked her music. Glad you had a great night at her concert. X

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    • Mummy, Wife, Me
      March 25, 2015 at 6:19 am (3 years ago)

      Thank you so much for your kind words, Bec. They really uplifted me when I read them yesterday. Thank you x

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  19. Marleisa
    March 24, 2015 at 1:09 pm (3 years ago)

    I was there Sat night as well – it was a great show (even from row x!!)

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    • Mummy, Wife, Me
      March 25, 2015 at 6:20 am (3 years ago)

      Marleisa, I was row Z lol!!!! Glad you had a great time πŸ™‚

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  20. Malinda @mybrownpaperpackages
    March 24, 2015 at 1:19 pm (3 years ago)

    Yay – go you! Chase those dreams til you have pounced on them and held them high over your head in victory I say! Team Mombie!

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  21. Tash @ Gift Grapevine
    March 24, 2015 at 3:59 pm (3 years ago)

    Keep chasing your dreams Renee (gee that line sounds clichΓ©d but I mean it – as do all of your lovely followers!). You don’t want to look back and wonder “what if?”. I’ve always wanted to see Kylie in concert. I imagine that it would be a fantastic spectacle with some great music to shimmy to as well. Even after all this time she still seems like a kid in a candy store, grateful and joyfully happy that she gets to do what she does.

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    • Mummy, Wife, Me
      March 25, 2015 at 6:22 am (3 years ago)

      Thanks Tash πŸ™‚ Yes, it was an amazing concert. You should definitely go to the next one!

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  22. Natalie @ our parallel connection
    March 24, 2015 at 6:17 pm (3 years ago)

    Kylie was my first girl crush… Love her. My dreams are there but I keep hitting walls… Now I have s headache

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    • Mummy, Wife, Me
      March 25, 2015 at 6:22 am (3 years ago)

      Lol. Oh no. Oh well, pick yourself up and keep trying. Maybe buy a helmet too πŸ˜‰

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  23. Janet aka Middle Aged Mama
    March 24, 2015 at 7:03 pm (3 years ago)

    Yep love Kylie … was tremendously flattered when I was teaching (back in 1988) and my students thought I looked like her. Maybe back then, definitely not now! I would love to go to one of her concerts πŸ™‚

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    • Mummy, Wife, Me
      March 25, 2015 at 6:23 am (3 years ago)

      Maybe it’s the blonde hair and a penchant for glitter and sparkles, Janet πŸ˜‰

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  24. Tonia Zemek
    March 24, 2015 at 7:12 pm (3 years ago)

    Awesome post Renee! You go girl! p.s. I love that reference to Smash Hits magazine – now that takes me back. Seriously, grab those dreams with both hands – meanwhile, I’ll be clapping my hands together in absolute delight when you reach your target (and I know you will) xx

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    • Mummy, Wife, Me
      March 25, 2015 at 6:24 am (3 years ago)

      Thanks Tonia!! Yes, I wish I had an old Smash Hits or TV Hits mag I could look back on now. What a shame they are all gone x

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  25. Emily @ Have A Laugh On Me
    March 24, 2015 at 7:46 pm (3 years ago)

    Oh this is the best post ever, so glad you’re leaping out into the world to grab your dreams! How cute the girls thought you were Kylie – PRECIOUS PUPS!

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    • Mummy, Wife, Me
      March 25, 2015 at 6:24 am (3 years ago)

      Lol. They sure are, Em. Thanks for your kind words x

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  26. Tegan
    March 24, 2015 at 8:21 pm (3 years ago)

    So awesome that you had a great experience at Kylie’s concert. Good luck with reaching for your dreams!

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  27. Lauren @ Create Bake Make
    March 24, 2015 at 8:43 pm (3 years ago)

    So glad you had a great time on Saturday night – who knew that Kylie would also give you the pep talk that you needed? You are amazing Renee and I know you are destined for great things x

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    • Mummy, Wife, Me
      March 25, 2015 at 6:25 am (3 years ago)

      Thank you, Lauren. You are too kind. I personally can’t wait to see what exciting things are in store for your future πŸ™‚ x

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  28. Pinky Poinker
    March 25, 2015 at 7:25 am (3 years ago)

    I like Kylie. She’s a gorgeous little poppet and a great ambassador for Australia. Grab those dreams Renee!

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  29. Kate
    March 25, 2015 at 8:10 pm (3 years ago)

    Mombie – love it… and know it all too well ;-D
    I love Kylie too.. I met her once and she was edible (not actually) and I wished I could be her bestie. She is uber tiny.. I think my 9 year old might be taller than her. x

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  30. Lucy @ Bake Play Smile
    March 26, 2015 at 5:21 pm (3 years ago)

    Haha I love the ‘mombie’ state! Go you! We need more inspiring women like you who are going out there and reaching for the stars – love it!! We’re all behind you!

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