Pink is coming to Toronto for a concert on Monday and I had no hope of getting to the sold out show until last week when I saw a contest to win tickets and a VIP pass to where I may MEET her on Shasher Life‘s blog.
It was a long week to wait for the winner to be announced and finally it came….and I WON THE TICKETS!!!
Pink In Toronto
If you’re following me on social media at all you will have heard me yelling it from the rooftops in my excitement. As the weekend has passed, it’s had a chance to sink in.
I’m feeling one of the most difficult feelings I’ve ever tried verbalize or find words for. Anyone who has ever encountered an alcoholic will know we aren’t exactly the BEST at identifying our emotions so this may not be surprising.
I’ve been on the verge of tears since hearing this utterly FANTASTIC NEWS; my heart is overflowing with excitement, joy, gratitude and humility.
You see Pink is someone who has a very special place upon this Journey I’m on. It’s not about a personal relationship with her of course, although if Pink happens to be reading this I’d love to hook up for lunch…..
Pink Isn’t My Idol
My feelings for Pink don’t come anywhere in the realm of idolatry….it’s like meeting the force that God used to help me to see the light in the DARKEST moments of my early sobriety.
There have been times when I’ve been so lost, having NO idea of my identity without drinking or my career and physical capabilities that I’ve been on the edge of losing the last vestiges of myself to despair.
In these moments I turned to sources I’d used in the past, music, books and God’s love to lift me.
Pink’s music was one of the sources I turned to, within her lyrics I’ve found strength, understanding and acceptance on many occasions. I’ve become lost within the power of her voice just when I needed to be lost from my own very negative thoughts.
Pink as an artist and woman inspires me, her voice moves me, her lyrics have deeply touched me and all have lifted me at certain frightening moments in my life.
The lingering emotion which I’m feeling is gratitude. To Covergirl for promoting uniqueness, to Shashers Life daughter Emma for understanding I was a crazy stalker lady with all of my entries and to Pink for giving me one of the greatest gifts I’ve ever received.
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I was so thrilled to read that you won the tickets to see her. Have fun and I can’t wait to hear all about it!
OH it’s going to be such fun, so glad you’re going in Montreal!
Have a wonderful time – you deserve this!
Thank you so much, can you tell I’m a tad excited?
Tracy @ Cotton Pickin Cute says
FANTASTIC!!! I’m so excited for you Julie! I can’t think of a more deserving person. It’s just great that someone who has been effected by her music win. I think it’s good karma too. I was so blessed winning your giveaway, that I so desperately needed, and now you win something so important to you. Good things just keep go ’round and ’round. I’m really happy for you.
Love and Hugs…Tracy @ Cotton Pickin Cute
Thank you Tracy, frankly your excitement about winning brightened my day!!! God is GOOD
Deborah / Mom2Michael says
Have an amazing time! So glad to know you are getting to go :)
Teresa M. says
I am beyond happy for you!! You deserve this!
Amazing!! You’re going to love her show – so happy for you :)
Lee Pearson says
Oh isn’t it so exciting when you win and when you win something that means so much to you it is just so thrilling! I hope you have a wonderful time at the concert. Pink is great!!
Tammy @inRdream says
Your post gave me goose bumps. I am so thrilled for you, you deserve every moment of it! ENJOY!
I remember passing by the ACC that night and seeing all the fans pouring out of there…I may have passed by you without knowing it of course. Glad you got the tix and that Pink was there, in music, to buoy you up during those darker days. I have my little music stash during my times as well, and thank God that I was able to get some breathing room from those artists.
Number 9 says
i love pink’s music! it got me through rehab!
Thanks so much for taking me with you! What an AMAZING experience! So charged with positive energy. Plus, I got to hang with one of my fave people in the world. YOU :)