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Sunday, September 24, 2023

No More Putting Off a Dream

I'm doing it at last! Singing! After decades of dreaming of it, but always putting it off for one reason or another, it is still something I wish to do. I don't have the same aspirations as I once did, but I sure would love to resume singing and take it as seriously as I'm meant to.

For context, I was in the school choir since I was 6 years old and all the way until I graduated high school. For a long time, I sang almost every day - if not EVERY day. I had other things going on, of course, but this took up a huge portion of my life. And I'm so grateful it did!

I hadn't even realized how important it was for me to sing until I suddenly stopped doing it and was more of an emotional mess than I would have been otherwise. So I picked it up again, though didn't commit to regular practice. Just singing every now and then when I felt like it. Relieving enough. But I long for more.

All through that, for many years, I looked forward to the day when I could bring myself to get a microphone specifically for it and truly devote myself to it. I did get this one last year, but it's this year that my devotion can be unleashed.

There are many songs that are special to me and that I've been singing for the love of them, I'd be happy to cover those. And if I can fit it in, also take on more songs to challenge myself and/or to hear how I can make them sound (POV, gender, and genre swapping them can be fun!). Eventually, though not in the near future, I may sing my own songs.

For what remains of this year, for the months of September, October, November, and December, I picked out 4 songs. They are mainly for testing and practicing, before I attempt anything grander, but also carry messages that belong here. So we'll see how I include them...

It's an understatement to say that I am incredibly fortunate to be surrounded by artistic folks who are on the same or similar journeys, too. But I am. Y'all are inspiring beyond words! ✨