Have you ever rediscovered a part of yourself that you didn’t know was missing? Well, I have.
It was 7 years ago. December 2009. After going to bed late on a Saturday night, I woke up Sunday evening in an emergency room with a neurologist by my side. I had a grand mal seizure during my sleep. Anti-seizure medication and extensive testing were the new order of business. So were, ‘chaperones’, functional limitations and serious memory impairment.
In the days, weeks and months that followed, I would experience multiple adverse effects to the various medications prescribed. It can be described as a dark time. The plans and the future I envisioned were being challenged. Some dreams were fading.
Yet, it is also during this turbulent time that I learned the most about my authentic self. And, when it seems, other dreams were being reignited. One moment in particular, stands out as a catalyst to where I am today with my music.
When I look back now, I realize that this time also helped me learn about my relationship with fear and control. It is ironic how this experience and its related limitations actually led to feelings of liberation. But in essence, this is what happened.
I’ve come to agree- everything happens for a reason. In our darkest times, we are being asked to grow. In a world focused on listening ‘others’, listening to the ‘self’ can yield the best reward.
Face the light and its songs, speaks to recognizing and aligning with our highest self.
Can’t wait to share my story on May 1st! 🙂
This blog post was written by Susan O'Quinn. Catch Susan at momondays Toronto, ON on 05/01/2017! Get your advance tickets here: Buy Tickets
Susan O’Quinn is a Registered Social Worker, member of the Qalipu First Nation Band, business owner [Family Help Online FMLYHLP Inc] and singer-songwriter. Susan has been providing clinical services to children, families and individuals for over 20 years. Susan is also committed to her own personal growth and development. In 2016, she recorded her first EP “Face the Light” and added singer/songwriter & performing artist to her list of achievements. For more about Susan, visit http://susanoquinn.com.