Nothing in this world can take the place of PERSISTENCE. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan ‘Press On’ has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.
– Calvin Coolidge

In the Round Tour Toyota Center November 13, 2013 Taken by Wylde Soul Photography
In the Round Tour
Toyota Center
November 12, 2013
Taken by Wylde Soul Photography

94 Days

Dear Josh-

I am back…. moving forward like an inchworm, one “scunch” at a time. Suffice it to say though, I really have not had any huge breakthroughs in reaching through the “glass ceiling”  but there has not really been a moment when I did not believe in what I was doing. Oh I may get frustrated, or think about letting the negative self talk in  but I shush it very quickly.

I have met some damn nice people all long the way…and I have learned something from all of them. All of them satisfied this driving curiosity I have about life and people. If you have not read Brian Grazer’s: A Curious Mind. I highly suggest you do. Would love to have a conversation with that man….so I added him to my Bucket List (here). I did get the book you had mentioned somewhere and am in the process of reading it now. The Phantom Tollbooth. I have been reading it off my Kindle app on my new phone and I know I have startled the hell out of people as I laugh out loud reading it.I am pretty sure it will be one to keep around and reread as time goes on. I bet it offers something new every time you read it.

So where was I ….yes the amount of people I have approached and been turned aside, off or just ignored. I am sure there are some I missed and I know there are more to come…..it will happen as it is all supposed to. So let’s talk about the tour. The cities and theatres you have chosen. I bet that is going to be a super interesting chapter in the book. Added to the chapters about why you chose the songs you did. Yes, I saw the Extra videos, but I suspect like most of the videos I have seen that they are well crafted shorts and there are a lot of people who are your fans…or just fascinated, that would like to hear more.Like the memories they do bring. I know they are childhood favorites of mine. When I listen to them, only the good things come to mind…it is funny to me what brings me to a biography, coffee art book are the ones where I read why the author chose that figure and how they influenced their life and that makes me curious…and so I read them and learn something new OR at least can have a new perspective on things in life….

So maybe now is the best time to really discuss all of that. Who influenced me, well you can “blame” Oprah first …and I say that with a smile. Years of her classes on OWN. Master Classes that I kept a notebook and notes in, journaled my discoveries about me.  Things that I needed to reread…and then reread again. This journey to self has been over 10 years in the making and I find that now I am flying. When I look back at then…to now?? I think WOW, I am so different.  Then there is Eckhart Tolle, Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Maya Angelou and so many more. I follow none and all. I take what I need and apply it to my life.

All of this which has brought back to life, the fierceness, the passion, the thirst for new. New Knowledge, New Experiences and I am of the mind that we can all learn so much from each other. To me, for me there is no barrier, I do not see color or gender. I do not see class or barriers incomes. I just see people, I see spirits, lights, stories to hear and share and learn

Until tomorrow

Regards,

Miriam

*PS-Dear Reader- The only favor I ask is that you follow the story, Share if you are so inclined. Know that I am following dreams as you do.

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