Apr 282015

Reality television is often a guilty pleasure for all of us and The Voice is one I love. Not only do I thrive on listening to music, the format of what the contestants are asked to do astounds me.

The confidence and bravery needed to stand in front of millions of potential fans and a group of expert advisers is outstanding and inspiring. I often wondered if I could take the same risks if given the opportunity.

Would You Take The Risk For The Potential Reward?

If you were given the opportunity to express your passion but risk everything to do so, would you?

These contestants leave their everyday lives, including work and family, to focus entirely on what it is they want to do for the rest of their lives. Teenagers and older contestants take weeks of escaping their habitual every day to suddenly be who they dreamed. That wouldn’t be an easy task for anyone yet every year many do it.

Life is changing each minute even though it sometimes all looks the same. We often have opportunities we ignore because it’s not a guarantee or what we’re used to. Reality television shines a light on the extreme measures our neighbours and friends subject themselves to for money, yes, but also for pride and prove to themselves that this can be done.

Take The Leap

It’s decided. Though my voice is awful if given the opportunity to sing my passion to the masses for a chance at living through it every day I would leave my everyday behind in an instant.

Yes, of course I’d miss my family and wonder constantly about the well-being of my son and husband but I would be paving the way for so much happiness, hope and dreaming. And I guess I do that with my blog as I do believe some day the readers will be in the millions and I’ll be thinking of each of you while I hole away in a room with few distractions.

And then I’ll rejoice anew at the sight of my family and new habits which are always evolving.

Be you, take risks and be proud.

Thanks for reading,

Sarah Butland

author of Being Grateful, Being Thankful:: Appreciate Everything to Be Happy For Even The Rain Brings Rainbows, Sending You Sammy, Brain Tales – Volume One, Blood Day: The Short Story and Arm Farm

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