Making a Commitment…Bringing the Music Back
Have I mentioned I used to sing?
I know I said something about singing at my friend Kate’s wedding back in May, but I’ve never really talked a lot about just how into music I am. Recently my passion as taken the shape of Itsy-Bitsy Spider and Twinkle Twinkle performances, the occasional wedding or casual band gig, tinkering at my keyboard, and lots of car concerts. Basically, music hasn’t been enough of a committed part of my life for a while now.
It feels like yesterday I was heading to All State Chorus in high school, playing the lead in the school musical, and traveling around Europe with the University of Nebraska-Omaha Concert Choir. But those days were oh so long ago. Between then and now I transferred schools, graduated, moved, got a job, got married, got a different job, then another, moved again, had a baby, quit my job, moved across the country…all the time feeling like I “didn’t have the time” to spend on the thing I love SO MUCH.
Here’s where I post some crazy-old, slightly-humiliating photos of me from my musical peak:
The musical “Into The Woods”. That’s me in the middle.
Yes, I played the flute too. Flutes are coolest.
Ok, so how long has it actually been? Like 10 years.
How the HECK did that happen?
Time just flies.
Since having Ethan, I’ve made very few long-term commitments. None, to be exact. I just feel like he IS my commitment…everything I do has to center around him because he is not only my precious boy, he’s my J-O-B. My every minute. And though I do fit in projects here and here, I do very few things that are just about me.
I’ve realized in the last year that I have time for what I WANT to have time for. As long as I’m managing my time well, I can indulge in a few activities, nay, commitments, I’ve been thinking and dreaming about.
So to get the ball rolling, last night I attended my very first rehearsal with the Alexandria Choral Society!!!
(pause for applause and/or oo’s and ahh’s)
Since my audition many weeks ago, I’ve been ecstatic about gettin’ my singin’ thang back on with this reputable local ensamble. And last night was exactly what I’d hoped it would be. The atmosphere is friendly yet professional, the music is beautiful and interesting, and the people are tal-en-ted. The two hours spent sight reading, a capella, our new music was invigorating and reassuring—I can still do this!
It’s my first post-baby commitment, and I’m feeling REALLY good about it.
So get ready to hear a few things about my new endeavor back into the music world. We have a performance coming up in October and the repertoire is incredible.
I’ll expect everyone reading this to be there.
I’m not kidding.