The song “Reflection” from the movie Mulan is one that really resonates with me.
Especially the lyric, “if I were truly to be myself I would break my family’s heart.”
It hits very close to home because when I was heading off to college my dad said,
“Don’t major in voice, you’ll never be able to support yourself as a singer.”
Spoiler alert: I majored in voice.
And when I graduated college, I joined the Navy….as a singer. ⚓️
The people closest to us don’t want to see us fail.
So they encourage us to play it safe. Get a “real” job.
I’m so thankful that I didn’t listen.
And when I was stationed in New Orleans I took my dad out for dinner….My treat. ☺️