April 22, 2013

A Second Look at Lindsey Stirling


Lindsey recently updated her blog with a post about her trip to Europe, and in it she attempted to analyze how we can all have an impact on the world; in fact, her main point was that even those of us who think we don't have a voice, or have little influence, can still make an impact on someone.
This was followed up by her saying that "[her] heroes are the small people", and that "no matter how small your impact may be, it makes a difference, so make it count. Make your influence a good one." I found this fascinating as someone who has followed her progress from almost the start of her career, because she has moved up so far from where she was. She started out as one of those small people, and she is now a nationally and internationally recognized star, and yet she still advocates for the little guy, undoubtedly because that's where she started.
The quote that really stuck out to me from her blog post though was this: "No matter how big or small we feel our impact is, each of us have people in our lives who care about what we have to say... and they watch us." That is exactly what Lindsey Stirling has done for me and for the rest of her fans. She's made an impact that has been met with overwhelming praise because we all care about her message: that of never stop being who you are, because if you put yourself out there, people will find you; you may have only five people who listen and understand where you're coming from, but that's five more people than before you put yourself out there.
I think it's also impressive that throughout all of Lindsey's success, she hasn't forgotten who she is; she has kept being herself, and I think that's what makes her so lovable. Here's the blog post link if you're curious; I recommend reading it:
http://www.lindseystirling.com/leave-an-impact/

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