Archive for July, 2014

CC CHRONICLES: Up next: Breast Cancer Pledge Ride North @ Rotary Wheel / August 3rd

Published by cctadmin on July 31st, 2014


This Sunday I will be kicking off the Breast Cancer Pledge Ride North by opening their evening of music and fun.  Come out & enjoy!


Booty Tooch Thursday Salutes JEM & the Holograms

Published by cctadmin on July 31st, 2014


keep on the sunny side

Published by cctadmin on July 30th, 2014


the ‘get along gang’

Published by cctadmin on July 29th, 2014


Remember these guys?


oh veronica

Published by cctadmin on July 29th, 2014


don’t be rude.

Published by cctadmin on July 29th, 2014


if earth is a task garden; Flin Flon is my playground

Published by cctadmin on July 28th, 2014


a little kick in the butt to start Monday off…

Published by cctadmin on July 28th, 2014


CC CHRONICLES: To follow your dreams… that is the question!

Published by cctadmin on July 27th, 2014


I was talking just yesterday to one of my best friends – & she has inspired me, well, in many ways but one way in particular.  My friend is a working woman with a husband & two kids of her own – she is also an incredible artist.

She said to me that despite having her secure job – that she’s working towards having a sustainable income as an artist; she wants  to be a working artist.  And of course – this goal is do-able but it is also the kind of personal goal that would take a lot of blood, sweat & dedication to roll out.  Patience.  Courage.  Passion.  Knowledge.

I related to her.  Professionally I am a social worker; & just as my friend has her education in teaching – my education is in counselling.  For all intensive purposes we should be happy teaching & counselling – right?

In reality, as much as I love helping people in the capacity that I do – & as much as I value that education & this service; I want to spend my days making music, playing with musicians & building on that.   No, its not the easiest route for me to take – & there’s no guarantee I’m going to be successful at it but the fact still remains : if I were to really be following my hearts desire & I were to seriously listen to what my gut tells me to do – it would be to pursue music 100%.

Of course there are many obstacles for folks like my friend & I, in terms of listening to this inner whispering voice that says “follow your dreams, make it happen”.  Finances make it the most difficult; as to sing & create music is but ONE aspect to consider – I realize there is a whole business side to an endeavour like the ones my friend & I discussed & for me, its the financial/business aspect that has me at this stand still.  The reality is – careers are not built overnight; there’s work involved & hundreds of excuses a person can make as to avoid that work.

I’ve certainly put a lot of time in the past 5-6 years into seriously facing my own fears & putting them aside in order to embrace doing what I love doing.  I’m also grateful for every milestone & success I’ve had in cultivating my artistry; every radio slot, magazine feature – every rehearsal & live show – I accomplished these things by facing fear.  By being conscious of the opportunities to do that which I love.

Yet – here I sit :  I’m an unsigned, independent artist with a full time gig in another profession.  Clearly I’ve still a ways to go if I were to FULLY realize that desire I have to have a full time job as a working artist.  The question I ask myself is:  is this enough?  Are you content to remain as is or do you want more?  What are you willing to do to progress?  What other fears are you willing to face?……

I came to a conclusion that in spite of these financial/business barriers, & all my fears aside – I have to be honest with myself & recognize a) dreams are possible (& I know this because I have made many come true) & b) if I keep my heart & mind open chances are the world will work it out & manifest for me the opportunities I need to make good on this goal of mine.

What am I afraid of?



If I’ve learned anything in my life its that we all have a gift – & that gift should be nurtured.  Encouraged.  Supported.  Its fear that compels us to hold back, hesitate, avoid – & I’ve certainly done enough of that in my youth to know that I’d rather FACE MY FEARS & TRY.



So in the end – I make a commitment that I will remain open to any opportunities the world can offer in the way of assisting me on this journey.  I will make opportunities for myself – & I will trust in that guidance. I want to move forward in my quest to find out & BE the person I’m meant to be on this earth.

Are you with me folks?

What are YOUR dreams?


this is for you -

Published by cctadmin on July 27th, 2014