It has been a dream of mine to sing the role of Léonor since I was handed a copy of “O mon Fernand” when I was in the @hougrandopera Studio, and told it would be a perfect fit for me. That aria has served me well for many years, and after getting a crack at the role in concert with @teatro_real a few years ago, it feels like my journey with Léonor is truly coming full circle tonight. Getting to sing this role on *this* stage in this epically heartbreaking production of La Favorite…it’s a true pleasure and an honor. 📸 Lynn Lane
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Looking at this photo of myself, I can say with confidence that I make my younger self proud as fuck. I actually think I the person I am today would be incredibly intimidating to the old me.
When I was younger, I worried so much about what others were doing compared to me. I cared immensely about what people thought of me. I’d lose sleep over trying to figure out how to fit in. I wanted to be liked by everyone. I valued the opinion of others more than my own. It’s like I didn’t trust myself enough to just BE.
I struggled To find my identity in things that I did or loved. I thought I had to put a label on myself and place myself in a box that matched society’s standards (to the best of my knowledge and perception).
Today, someone’s opinion of one aspect of me doesn’t shake me or challenge who I am. It certainly Doesn’t define me.
I’m a professional wrestler, a business owner, a designer, a creator, a director, a problem solver, an athlete, a leader, a deep thinker, a survivor, a lover, a free spirit, an adult cartoon enthusiast, a human... and so many other things make me, ME. But None of those things ARE me.
I’m a 1,000 things and none of them Are my identity. I define me. I m forged from experience am a magnum opus, a masterpiece. And so are you.
Happy Saturday everyone! My boys are off at the ranch for the weekend so it's just us two girls at home. Looking forward to some quality mom and daughter time and thinking we might have to whip up something fun in the kitchen!