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.
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