Posts by Shelly Gill

Shelly is a sales professional and occasional writer based in the Philadelphia suburbs. She’s passionate about storytelling, good music (especially sixties rock and roll), and having fun to the beat of her own soundtrack.

Finding Magic in the Dreams That Didn’t Come True

“Most of us have two lives. The life we live, and the unlived life within us.” ~Steven Pressfield

I was born a decade too late in 1975 in a small Pennsylvania town. By the time I was old enough to buy a record, the legendary rock and roll culture of the 1960s and 70s was a distant memory. To some, it might have even seemed uncool by then. But to me, a teen in the late 80s, the era of sex, drugs, and rock and roll was everything.

I spent hours writing song lyrics in my flowered journal, watching MTV, …