I’ve made resolutions every New Year
As many of us do. I’ve found myself achieving some of them and failing at others. And maybe resolutions work well for some people. But if we’re being honest, most of us forget our resolutions a few months into the year. This year I wanted to simplify things a bit. Instead of writing a huge list of resolutions, I’m choosing one word to define my year. To help give vision to the things I want to achieve this year. A word to keep coming back to when I feel like giving up, or when things get hard, or I get off track. Inevitably I will still have a few goals I want to achieve this year, but the main focus; the thing that I can constantly come back to, is this word I’ve chosen for the year. So what’s my word?
Winter Wonderland (Cover)
Oh God (Cover) - Tori Dawn Selden
I’m excited to finally share with you my first worship cover that I am posting on my blog! As many of you know, I lead worship at Sandals Church. I love getting the opportunity to use my gifts to serve my church. But I honestly just have a heart for worshiping Jesus and doing that through music is something I love to do. So why just do that at church? Why not do that on my blog too? I want my blog to be filled with all the music; cover songs, originals, and my favorite worship songs too. So this where I’ll be sharing those.
I’ve always struggled with putting myself out there because of my fear of failure or rejection.
It’s one of those things that is extra hard for me. The lie I constantly tell myself is my ideas, opinions, strengths, giftings etc. don’t matter or aren’t good enough. So I shy away from whatever opportunities present themselves because possible failure could lead me to doubt myself more and I’d rather just say no. I’d rather keep doing what I’m doing than take a risk. The risk of failure and rejection is something I run from. I have experienced the hurt, doubt, and frustration that comes with rejection or failure.
Fix You (Cover) - Tori Dawn Selden
I Belong With You (Ho Hey) Cover - Tori Dawn Selden
Old Yellow Suitcase by Tori Dawn Selden
I’m super excited to share with you all a new original song I’ve been working on. It’s been way too long since I finished a song and put it out there! But I finally did it! It’s all about an old yellow suitcase my need for a vacation with my hubby. This recording is just an acoustic demo but I have a studio recording in the works so stay tuned for that! And if you like this demo, I have a free download for you too
Out of the Woods Cover - Tori Dawn Selden
So I recently was a matron of honor in 2 weddings, which led to at least 4 different trips to the LA flower district. Some trips were for the bridal showers and the others were for my friend Hannah’s actual wedding flowers. I’m not a florist or anything but if your trying to buy bulk flowers at a wholesale flower market for a special occasion, I’ve learned a thing or two. A lot of you have been asking about my trips the flower district. So I thought it might be helpful to write about my experience and give you all some tips. Here’s what you need to know before making your trip out to the LA flower district or any other wholesale flower market.
Rivers and Roads (Cover) - Tori Dawn Selden