Throwing It Back

I was looking through pictures the other day and I found this shot of my mom and me playing some tunes at a nursing home when I was about 11. We used to go into local nursing homes and play music for the residents there. As you can tell, I was THRILLED to have my picture taken. (I was a little shy, okay? Not much has changed.) sc0070aa36

Check out my mom's SUPER cool watermelon earrings! And my SUPER cool Ramona Quimby haircut. Rockin' it.

I remember being sort of annoyed and a little too cool when we would go in and play at these nursing homes. I guess that's pretty standard when you're a wicked-cool-pre-teen. But now I am really grateful for that experience. It pushed me outside of my comfort zone and it was good practice for what I do now as a wicked-cool-post-teen. (jk about the wicked cool part)

I like looking back and seeing how certain experiences molded me into who I am now. It reminds me that every experience has value...whether you enjoy it at the time or not. That's just my thought for the day. Hope you are enjoying whatever experiences are molding you right now. -jill-