Day 65 of theÂ 90 Days of AwesomeÂ is in the bank! What made today awesome? I sang all the way home from work.
I’ve been saying for a while now that I should sing more. I started singing publicly when I was 15, studied in voice in college, and was a member of Phoenix Women’s Chorus for years. But life got busy and I’ve gotten away from my musical roots.
It’s been a few years since I was affiliated with a group or taken singing lessons on a regular basis. And what I listen to on the radio is generally different than the type of music I sing, so I just got out of the habit of making singing a priority. It got to the point where I started to doubt that I have talent.
Today on the way home from work I switched my car stereo to my singing CD. Yes, I have a mix CD of songs that I like to sing. There are songs by Martina McBride, Josh Groban, and from the musical Wicked on there. I sang at the top of my lungs all the way home. It was awesome. I was glad when I hit red lights because it meant I got to sing more.
Part of the 90 Days of Awesome is to put more energy into the things that matter most to me, and that definitely includes music. Plus I’ve been extra inspired lately because I have a trip to New York coming up where I’ll get to reconnect with my former voice coach Richard Hartley Weidlich. Holy crap â€“ this guy can sing â€“ Broadway, opera, he’s amazing. The best compliment I’ve heard about Richard’s voice was a story from when he was in grad school. A fellow student said, â€œEvery time I hear Richard sing, I need a cigarette.â€ I can’t wait to see him.
I have a feeling I’ll be testing how sound proof the walls of my condo are and my neighbors’ tolerance for show tunes and arias in the near future.
In case you missed it: Day 64 of the 90 Days of Awesome â€“ I got to catch up with my world-traveling friend Kolby.