After my best friend asked me to attend a Linsey Stirling concert with her in San Francisco, I was a little skeptical, but I accepted anyway, thinking that life is short and I need more experiences. I had no idea who Linsey Stirling was other than my friend’s description of a dub step violinist. I love the sound of the violin, but I could not imagine what dub step violin sound would be. To my surprise, the night of the concert, my breath was away as I watched Linsey Stirling perform in awe. The way she owned the stage showed her great poise. Five things that really stood out for me was her unique style, the confidence she let shine through, the way she entertained the crowd, and the inspiration she shared with me.
One of a Kind
The first thing I noticed about Linsey was her unique style. Not only did she mix different music styles in the violin, she also danced during the entire performance. She did not miss a single beat on the violin, nor did she miss a single step dancing, always being in sync with her back-up dancers.
Full of Confidence
The second thing I realized while Ms. Stirling performed was her extreme confidence. You could see in her buoyant steps and grinning face that she loves what she is doing, and is very self-assured. Not only did she have confidence in herself, she talked to the crowd about being confident, and informed us that it is okay to be yourself and discover who you are.
During the show, I looked around the room and noticed there were people of all ages ranging from 18 to 85. I feel her sparkling personality brings out the best in people as I saw the crowds faces while she performed. She was always smiling and genuinely loving what she does. Not only that, but she writes her own music and composes her own dances to the songs, providing great entertainment to a crowd. Before I went, I was a little skeptical and thought I hope she does not put me to sleep with her music. Now, I cannot even imagine that thought.
An Inspiration for Everyone
Learning that Linsey Stirling created her own style led me to believe that if you believe in your dreams enough and follow them through, they are possible. Not only did her show make me imagine my dreams coming true one day, but also she talked about a young fan she discovered almost committed suicide because he was being bullied in school. That is when she talked about how she once too was in a dark place, but it was okay to reach out to others for help. Seeing how happy she is now, leads me to believe that I too, can feel okay again and have that happiness that lights her up.
After everything I have been going through this past year, those words cut deep into me, but they made me realize that I am not alone. Everyone goes through tough times, and it is reaching out and asking for the help that you need to overcome those feelings. I also lost my confidence somewhere along the way, and thank you to Linsey Stirling, I realized I need to get that back, and it might take some time, but it is possible. No matter what everyone else says or thinks, it’s okay for me to be myself. Thank you Linsey Stirling, those are some powerful life lessons that will help to change the way I walk through the world. Watching you, I was inspired and you gave me hope.