with Dawn Beyer
My little sister Dawn Beyer is a musician, song writer and singer who has been passionately pursuing her music since we were kids. She recently tried out for Americas Got Talent, I can’t tell you what the verdict was, but you should definitely watch this season and find out :) This month Dawn is celebrating two years sober! To conquer any major addiction is the most wonderful gift we can give ourselves and we are all really happy for her. In celebration, she has decided to go out into the woods and camp for 30days. She wants to get away from the world and be alone with herself. She wants to write music, refresh her spirit, and be clear on the message she’s meant to bring to the world. My sister is certainly not your average nature girl, and she sure as hell isn’t a girl scout- she didn’t even know how to put up a tent until her first day camping. The fact that she’s just going for it, and learning as she goes is so flippin’ (–>being a good girl, and keeping the language PG since she’ll want to share this..lol) INSPIRING!! I have a feeling this adventure of hers is going to be both entertaining and inspiring.
This is what she said when I asked her why she was doing this.
Why are you doing this: I have had to live with a roommate since I moved out of the house at 18. I want to conquer the fear of being really alone, and to get away from all other energy and people. I need to reconnect with nature to get closer to the source. The source that fills me up and reminds me that this world doesn’t hold. I want to reconnect with a love, a love that nothing can compare to, a love between the soul and its creator. Nothing here is enough for me. Being alone with just me and God, that’s all I know to do to maybe get back the real reasons I’m here. To be forced to make it work and be happy in the simplest of times. To cut out all the extra noise and voices because Lord knows the ones in my head are already enough. Ha! The noise and busyness of life can make it easy to ignore the core things that need to be looked at, but we don’t feel like dealing with.
What are you going to do out there in the woods? Over the next 30days, I’m gonna write down my darkest doubts and regrets, and the fears and truths that I try not to bring to surface. I want to embrace my dark side- the one we all have, but often try to hide from. I want to dive deeper into where I stand with things without any opinions or input. I want to ask for forgiveness, give forgiveness, and accept the things I can’t go back and change. I will keep writing and then at the end of this journey, I will burn that book and end that conversation between my heart and God. I want to get alone and find true love and happiness out here in the middle of nature and the realist of beauties. I need to chase sunsets, slow down time, eat to live, and let the woods be my music. It’s time to settle my soul and sift through my thoughts. I want to be..just be.
“Whatever your song, sing it” ~Dawn Beyer
Do you think your time in nature will affect your music? During this time I will only listen to positive music when in my car commuting to the next place. When I’m not singing somewhere I will just be silent and listen for my next new song. I have a voice to share to bring to the ears, and it is my responsibility to know my message clearly. I’m on a mission to fill my heart with all good things I want pouring out of it. When I write, I am a heart on tap. While I’m out and disconnected from society, I will let the songs come to me that are meant for my time. I want more -to receive, and to be filled with so much love that I can give it out show after show. No matter how many people sit in the seats, I wanna pour out life, love, hope, and smiles to them. I want to go out there on stage a vessel refreshed and taken care of so that I can shine a light where others cannot see.
You can follow Dawn’s journey on instagram at @DAWNBEYERMUSIC #inTENTSadventures. I can’t go into the woods right now, but I can pitch a tent in my yard. If you feel inspired to join us use the hashtag #inTENTSadventures so we can read about your adventures.
I will be posting her video blogs on my barefoot five YouTube channel, and Dawn will be posting her new songs on her YouTube channel.
Brooke & Dawn