Two years ago, this month, I flew to Belfast, Northern Ireland to see the band a-ha play in concert. It often amazes me when and where the universe chooses to teach me life lessons.
You see, I have been a fan of a-ha since I was eleven years old. To see a-ha live, had been a dream of mine my entire life. Living in a rural community of North Central Montana, there were not a lot of people who were into the books, movies or music that I was into. I often felt very different and excluded by my peers, because I did not have the same world view that they did.
In fact, had I quite telling people that a-ha was my favorite band because I was tired of being teased about it. I just quietly kept listening and loving their music. And finally after all of these years, I got to see them in concert. And it was amazing!!!!
Here comes the life lesson. Don’t let anyone make you feel ashamed about the things that you love.
The stadium was almost completely full and everyone there was singing and enjoying the music as much as I did. I even met an amazing woman from Brazil who had seen a-ha in concert dozens of times and met Morton Harket.
My “a-ha moment” was that I had allowed people to make me feel ashamed of my love of this band and their amazing music. I had allowed it. It was my choice. But no more! And I let those feelings go.
Now I eagerly tell anyone who asks about my favorite band a-ha, as I proudly wear my concert t-shirt!