Technology Made Easy?

Well, we all know that every time a new program gets introduced it pushes some of us to the edge when we just can’t get our head around certain things.  Are you the ‘I don’t like reading manuals’ type?  If I did a search, I wonder if I could find statistics…  the truth is they were designed to make life easier – hmmm?

So here I am having spent most of the day (sitting) recouperating on the physical side from the marathon of a shoot from yesterday and the endless attempts days prior.  Worse when you are limited with time as you wear yourself out from the 101 attempts to try and get the best with the tools you have.   In my times of striving beyond belief (over the years and pulling hats-from-rabbits)  I have learned to become very practical at doing things, however when the body doesn’t move as fast as it used to, you soon become a prisoner in your own mass.

So anyway, the follow up from starting shooting at 5am in the morning, just to ensure I can get it all in by day end – because as we know after two or three days, you are exhausted; worse when the items you are hoping for, don’t seem to turn out right… but is that not how we get better Mum?   Is it heck – this is the time when you want to ‘dash-the-darn-thing’ out the flippin’ window.  😦 ARGGGHHHHHHHH).  #PeopleOfTheWorld, I know you hear me.

So believe it or not, its taken all this time for me to sort out an upgrade on the system so obviously any previous attempts to get better results for my projects have been futile.  Not much has changed as its gonna take a lifetime to get around the amazing widgets.   I know you can’t possibly imagine what archaic period I’ve been living in… my new is your old, “truss me”, nonetheless, Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither is this magnificence that you see forming before you even if in a lesser capacity and at a pace that many would not appreciate… hey get back in your own lane, this is my journey… IS THERE ANYONE OUT THERE FEELING ME? :-))

So anyway, let us thank the world for the #internet and #YouTube, for text books stuff is becoming extinct…HOW WRONG – can you imaging what its doing to our literacy?

So manual – we thank you but I think I would take a You Tube video any day (tee hee).


taken from “Two Stupid Dogs”

#LifeIsForLiving – not reading a manual :-))  #TGIFridays @TGIFridays

Minelli loves cocktails
many moons ago Cocktails @ TGI’s

“Operation Salvage”

Definition = having gone through a major life change and finding ways to make the most of what you have left.

For many of us, there is no way we will get through life without experiencing some major change that will knock you senseless… so for all my #UniversalBrothers and #UniversalSisters, who HEAR ME, I tap you on the shoulder and put my thumb up to you and tell you, YOU ARE A STAR SHINING SO BRIGHT my lovely and well done for your continued journey to effort to strive for some betterment in your development.

Keep reaching up and aiming high for what else is there?  The Universe has reserved a place for you, so go make it count.  

#LifeIsForLiving #OneShotGlory #ThisIsYourMoment – DM for an inspirational boost :-)x

Singer-Songwriter A woman in music“Chics On Stix”

Into Hiberation

As I come to terms that my poor guitar hand is undergoing serious challenge, I have to realise that this is all part of the journey.  When musicians. performers and many of those making their living from their craft, stumble upon physical defects, its the hardest thing in the world to come to terms with watching your passion fall to the wayside.  I have to say mind that 2018 has been an extraordinary year for me in finding my HOPE again and really digging to the pits to save my soul – what a blessing, despite what others may think.  I am still learning and moving forward, even if not at a pace what others may appreciate.

So winter is upon us, I’d say, sooooooo cold, yet still early November.  For many of us, its a time of year that we find ourselves falling into isolation, sometimes, not even to our own realisation; it creeps up on us just like that dreaded cold-weather creeping in and engolfs us into a place of darkness and not necessarily a visible one.  My friend #Pastor Stan used to always remind me of my hibernation period and that if he didnt hear from me, he understood why.

So as we look to find ways to occupy ourselves indoors, my coping mechanism will likely be finding some old clothes to sift through, more office tidy and sifting through the years of junk we harbor… clearing out or find a cupbooard door to paint or producing something amazing, by acident.  As you are aware my physical aspects aren’t as exciting as they used to be so there is no simply, running down the shop or up the road for a Friday night karaoke.  So my support for any of you reading this and looking for hope to get through the winter, start that planning now.  Don’t wait till its here and then go into panic or depressing behaviours of which can sometimes appear to have no exit.  I can’t wait till the day I can invest in a #Nutirbullet and spend time making fab soups and recipies, for after last November’s endeavours and weighloss, which lead to several trips to the dentist and such despair, I wouldnt wish it on anyone.  Now it was through this great dispair that I find the courage and will to write Happy New Year which went on to be “Its A New Day”.  Out of the darkness came the light of #hope and #desperation to survive what I can only describe as ‘my slumber’.  So people, you know inspiration surrounds us more so now than ever and we find the internet as our best friend.  Remember a boost is just a click away and sometimes our best advisors are people we don’t actually hang out with.

Happy Hibernation 2018 – #ChooseLife #MakeAPlan  #gmaffirmationstation #SHINEYOURLIGHT  #ItsANewDay #ComeOutFromUnde

Minelli The Beat Goes On
Peace is here!





Finding An Outlet

Sometimes we find it hard to relate and let out some of the compression that sits inside our hearts.  Finding the right person to share some of the most sensative of subjects can often be hard when you have trust issues.  What we have to understand is that this obstacle often stems from formative encounters and experiences in life.

As human beings, we have to find ways to cope with the things that cause us to worry and stress and as we all know these emotions create chemicals that can cause great harm to our bodies.  The mind is a powerful source and can cause such illness to strike us at the most unexpected of times.

With modern day blogging, we are fortunate that this allows us to let-off-steam and in the most ironic of ways acts as a help-source to getting through our days without having to have one-to-one encounters.  Does blogging act as a source of therapy?  I believe so and good for those who are able to use this as an outlet to help them deal with those challenges in life that flip us upside down.

So people if you cannot afford a therapist or don’t have access to specialists, create an online blog and let it out!  Be aware of the information you are putting out mind, as once its out there, you can’t take it back, however you can delete it.  Use your rant to improve your writing skills and who knows, before you know it, you may even get to supporting publications as the result of simply sharing.

Article #FindAnOutlet by Geri Minelli #UTNWomen #therapy #mindset #pressure


Back in Choir Mode

It was an absolute blessing to create Jam 4 Jesus and bring it to life four years after its concept started in my living room.

Although I doubted myself at first, it took courage to jump back on the horse and coach the choir for this event.  Working with limited time, I have to commend them and say a big well done to y’all and thank you to those who backed the my dearest to my heart songs “My Wretched Heart” #MinelliMusic2018 and a big thank you to those who helped out on the night; major Thank you Lord Jesus!!!