Embrace Your Nonlinear Path

Life isn’t really linear, but we’re brought up to believe that it’s supposed to be. We’re conditioned to think that after our schooling years we need to go to university and get a degree, then after we graduate we have to get a job in what we majored in, and …

How to Discover What Your Dream Might Be

If you’ve followed my writing and work for some time now, you may have come across this question (or similar variations): If time, money and energy didn’t matter, what’s one thing that you must do in your life such that when you look back at the end of it, you …

Why You Must Take Action on Your Dream

Each of us are on our own journey in life, thus your dream is specific and unique to you and you alone. Nobody else had, has or will ever have the same journey as you, and everyone defines what’s meaningful and worthy as a purpose in different ways. Because your …

Your Worthy Purpose is Unique to You

“[True happiness] is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.” — Helen Keller When I was younger, I used to think a “worthy purpose” meant having to do something that makes a huge difference in the world, like ending world hunger, engaging in world peace efforts, …

True Happiness and Your Worthy Purpose

“Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.”  — Helen Keller I first came across this quote shortly after the success of my first solo exhibition in early 2013, and I instantly resonated with …

The Truth About Our Dreams

What’s your dream? To become an artist? To travel the world? To start your own business? To spend more quality time with your loved ones? To be happy every single day? If time, money and energy didn’t matter, what’s that one thing you want for your life such at the …

Three Misconceptions about the Singing Journey

We’re two months away to the end of 2020, how has your journey been this year? What has your progress been like in terms of your new year’s resolutions, the goals you had set out to achieve, and the dreams you intend to fulfil? One of my goals this year …

MaryAnn Sings: “I Hope You Dance” by Lee Ann Womack

This song embodies my wish for you, that you live your life in the best way for you, that you pursue what is meaningful and worthy as a purpose for you, that you live your life without regret.   We live in an age where influencers and advertising constantly sell …

Three Expectations That Lead to (My) Downfall (Part 3 of 3)

(Read Part 1 here) (Read Part 2 here) Finally we’ve come to the finale of this three-part overly-dramatically-titled blog series. To recap, I’m sharing three expectations I’ve had to learn to manage over the past few years as I walk this path of pursuing my passion and bringing my creative …

Three Expectations That Lead to (My) Downfall (Part 2 of 3)

So I’ve been thinking of renaming this series of blog sharing, but nothing else I’ve come up with has had a better ring than this, so I guess this overly dramatic title will do for now. A week after Part 1 was published, I still don’t think I’m anywhere near …