This woman. She inspires me. She moves me. She puts words to my heart. She lives unashamed. She is a woman who has come alive.
I have always loved her. In a Vogue article I read earlier this year about her, she talked about the impact of seeing the Spice Girls in concert and encouraged everyone to do what it takes to see your favorite artists live in concert because it changes you. She doesn’t love to tour, she still gets nervous but she does it knowing the impact it makes in her fans lives. I say all this because we are besties and she tells me all this info. (grin) So, after reading that article, I determined I would see the concerts of my faves this year and wrap it up with Adele. And she did not disappoint…I am smitten with her all over again. And while I don’t feel like it changed me per se, I definitely walked away with a sweet confidence that I didn’t necessarily walk in with. “You got that from a concert?”, you might ask. Well, let me explain in hopes this is encouraging for you too.
I really did walk away with a pep in my step to simply be me. If we all continued to live our life going after the things in our heart, being full-hearted and vulnerable, being authentically yourself and being real and honest…I’m quite sure those in our worlds will be infused with confidence too.
The other thing I want to encourage you in this post is to not wait for your Mr. to go on the dates you want to go on. Grab a friend and go on a date! I know, sounds a little weird, but the other sweet part of my evening with Adele was getting to share it with my precious friend, Melanie. We went and got our hair done, we got all dolled up in black, we had a yummy fancy meal, we laughed and cried and sang our hearts out…we soaked up every moment of the evening. I can’t wait for all my dates with my Mr. Person but y’all, I’m going to practice my heart out while I wait! Don’t wait to go try that new restaurant – grab a friend and go! Don’t wait to go check out that cooking class – grab a friend and go! Don’t wait to buy a new outfit and get dolled up for your guy – dress up for you! Go get ’em girls! We are living!!
BONUS MATERIAL: This is one of my absolute favorite songs by Adele. I sing it with lots of emotion and tears and seeing it live really put me over the top with emotion. This clip is from the Brit Awards in 2011 after her second album, 21 came out and it won the world over. I love the simplicity, emotion and awe of this performance. This is Adele.
Meet Jen Beltz
Hi! I’m Jen! I’m new to this blogging thing so thanks for coming along for the journey.
My life isn’t anything exciting, wild or crazy (well…maybe a bit of crazy) but it is sweet, full and lovely and I’m proud to call it mine. I’m 41 years old, living in Dallas, originally from Colorado Springs and still waiting for my Mr. Person. It’s been a long, long wait filled with questions, a few awkward dates, hopeful seasons, mistakes and lots of Jesus. I hope you are here to know and be reminded that you are not alone in whatever waiting season you might find yourself in. I am here to remind you that God has got you and me, He knows our hearts, He has good in store and is taking the time to do everything just right. I can wait for that.
I love music, my family, and my amazing friends; I work hard at my job for an insurance brokerage firm; I will always turn off an overhead light in search for a lamp to light the area instead; I like fall weather and scarves. I am crazy about my little chiweenie dog, Remi Jo; I love to get lost in worship; Paris is my favorite. I’m obsessed with the Carpool Karaoke videos by James Corden; Adele moves me; I’m learning calligraphy and love it. Good hair is always my aim; I don’t know how to end sentences; Wine & Cheese are my favorite dinner items; and I love Jesus with my whole heart.
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