Creating a Support System

My family’s band - The Vettinaterz

Almost 10 years ago, when my son started playing guitar, I decided I was going to get back to my love for music - and rock & roll for that matter - by starting to learn guitar with him. Then my younger son began to learn vocals and drums. Soon my husband wanted to be a part of it too, and he began learning the keyboard and drums. Now…we are the Vettinaterz! We had our first performance as a family band this past month. Below is a video montage of our performance!


When I started my journey to getting back to my authentic self, I discussed my need to do this with my family. In fact, I can’t stress enough how crucial it is to create a network of friends, family, and/or community to surround and support you on your path to living a more authentic and satisfying life. This allows you to achieve your goals and limits the guilt you may have for taking more "me time" along the way.

What most people find is as you personally feel more connected to the things you are passionate about, it has a positive ripple effect on everyone around you. If my husband and children were not a supportive part of my journey, I couldn’t have made the needed changes in my life. This work helps to create a whole person, rather than someone who is walking through life mindlessly and going through the motions. There are days that are not easy, but then you wake up the next day and keep trying. The endgame is worth it.