Hello My Dear Darling Friends!
As you can see, I am playing catch-up because I have clearly gotten behind on these weekly posts and I am okay with that. I have been busy with school, life, and everything in between.
April has been a wonderful month and I am SO happy with the direction my life is taking. I decided to switch up my school curriculum and am taking a Music Theory Intensive program. One of the requirements is that we take weekly instrument or voice lessons. I have chosen voice lessons and am singing for the first time in a decade.
On our first day of class the professor said, “I want us to do introductions as a way to get to know each other…” I was expecting him to have us go around the room and say our name and what instrument we were playing. Instead he said, “This Thursday each of you will perform 2 songs for the entire class.” My brain was blown for a brief moment and I am sure I was not alone. Many of us had not even started taking music lessons how on earth were we going to perform in front of other people in 2 days?!?!
Meanwhile, my dear friend Diana adopted our Japanese Chin dog, Ruby and I am so thrilled that Ruby has such a wonderful home and a house full of new friends. We were not actively thinking of rehoming Ruby at this point, but when I saw that Diana was looking for a long-haired lap dog; I just knew that this was a match made in heaven. Those two were just meant to be! Diana also plays the harp and invited me to sing at an open mic with her. I kept trying to get out of it since I did not feel anywhere near ready…
Performance day came and went at school and it went well. I started out by singing “Humpty Dumpty” and even got my entire class to sing with me. After that, I accompanied myself on the piano and sang “Crepuscle” by Massenet. My voice is rusty because I have not been using it, but I believe I am off to a good start!
That Saturday I did perform with Diana at that open mic. I was so nervous and am so glad that ready or not we did it together! AND it went better than I thought!
In addition to music theory, I am also taking Core Ballet and my teacher asked me to teach the class our “Fix Me Jesus” dance that Professor Kabby Mitchell taught my class right before he passed away. I am so honored that I get to share this with my new class this week.
What else is new? Well, we built a new dome in our backyard and we are planning on travelling in the near future. I can already tell that our lives are about to get even more exciting!!!
- Do what you must and do it with ALL your heart. Yes! I have been doing the DAMN thing!
- Wake up a little earlier for an early start. I have been waking up a lot earlier than I have in a while I would even like to make it a little earlier so that I can accomplish even more.
- Train a little harder. I want to do better on this this week.
- Give something up. I gotta give up the sugar and the junk food.
- Learn a new language and / or expand on what you have learned so far. Music Theory! Not what I expected, but a definite language in itself!
So there you have it! I have been MIA because I have been busy! What have you been up to lately? Please comment below to share!
Also, I have worn makeup twice since my Big break up. I wore it on Tuesday because it was rainy and I wanted to feel more uplifted and yesterday I put on some lipgloss to add a little color to my life. This week I want to go back to keeping it natural.
After I publish this post, I must start working on homework because I have been slacking these past few days. I have a chapter to read in Schoenberg and a big paper to write. Thankfully class is on Tuesday so I have a little bit of time.
Love, Joy, and Blessings Always,
❤ Alana Xoxoxo