Saturday, May 7, 2011
So, it's been a crazy couple of weeks and I haven't even had a chance to finish recording the last of my [5in5] songs. But after listening to what I do have, I've realized how much damage being pregnant and teaching highschool choir everyday for a year has done. Add a lack of vocal practice and spring allergies and my voice is pretty much shot! Disappointing? Yes, very. Embarrasing? Slightly. I have my degree in voice. Shouldn't I be able to stay at the top of my game? Yes, I should. But, I didn't. So, now what? The way I see it, I have three choices - 1.give up, 2. stay the way I am, or 3. suck it up and get to work at improving myself. If you're actually reading this, you probably know me well enough to know that I am not the type of person that just totally gives up. But, I'm also not the type of person that is intrinsically motivated to do much of anything, especially after having kids I'm just too tired to think, much less actually do anything. I'm pretty sure that's normal.....I hope. So, as much as I would like to choose option number three and set aside practice/writing time every day I know that life and kids will get in the way. But I have to say that the [5in5] challange has reignited my passion, not just for writing music, but for music in general. I don't just want to sing more and write more, I want to listen more. So, that's what I'm going to do, but a little at a time in intervals that I know I can handle. I'm setting a goal to practice singing for 30-60 minutes on Tuesday's and Thursday's while my boys nap. If I get more time in, it will be a bonus. I'm also going to be listening to more music. I'm pulling up the youtube, connecting it up to my sound system and creating playlists of music I've never heard. I'm actually pretty excited about it. I LOVE music! How did I forget that?! Well, I don't want to forget again. Thanks [5in5]. Thanks @DanielJohn for reminding me!