"And then the day came, when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to Blossom." ~Anais Nin
I made a point to tuck this away in the corners of my mind when I first read it, knowing that some day it would be relevant. Today is that day.
I have no desire to do anything with my professional life other than sing. I come from a very small town and making that a reality, while stuck here, is virtually impossible. I need to branch out, save some money, move out of this town, make a name for myself... I feel like the ability to sing, on its own, isn't enough so I've decided to teach myself to play the piano. I played clarinet when I was younger, and was in choir for years, so I feel like I have a strong enough foundation (I hope) to be able to do so. I did some searching on Amazon and found a nice, cheap keyboard that should be perfect for a beginner. It's nothing fancy, but I'm not going to spend a couple grand (that I don't even have) on something that I might not even be good at. Learning to play is something that I've always wanted to do, anyway, so I'm pretty pumped about the whole thing.
I put in an application this morning at one of the banks in town so I'll be doing some major praying that I get the spot, if it's His will. I make next to nothing at my current job, so if I ever want to save up some cash and get the heck out of this town, having a different job is almost necessary. It's funny when you start to see things fall into place after finally listening to the things that God's been screaming at you for a while, things that you have been too stubborn and untrusting to listen to.
I guess I didn't really have anything witty to say tonight. (Oh my gosh, I hope you think that I'm at least sometimes witty, and that I didn't just make a complete idiot out of myself.) I just thought I'd share some of what's been going on with me for the past few days.
IN OTHER NEWS...
I've decided to do a 30 Day Blog Challenge. Not one of those boring, grown-up ones, but a fun music one. It's a pretty daunting task, but I think I'm up for the challenge.
30 DAY MUSIC CHALLENGE
Day 01 – Your favorite song:
Day 02 – Your least favorite song
Day 03 – A song that makes you happy
Day 04 – A song that makes you sad
Day 05 – A song that reminds you of someone:
Day 06 – A song that reminds of you of somewhere:
Day 07 – A song that reminds you of a certain event:
Day 08 – A song that you know all the words to:
Day 09 – A song that you can fall asleep to:
Day 10 – A song that makes you fall asleep:
Day 11 – A song from your favorite band:
Day 12 – A song from a band you hate:
Day 13 – A song that is a guilty pleasure:
Day 14 – A song that no one would expect you to love
Day 15 – A song that describes you:
Day 16 – A song that you used to love but now hate:
Day 17 – A song that you hear often on the radio:
Day 18 – A song that you wish you heard on the radio:
Day 19 – A song from your favorite album:
Day 20 – A song that you listen to when you’re angry:
Day 21 – A song that you listen to when you’re happy:
Day 22 – A song that you listen to when you’re sad:
Day 23 – A song that you want to play at your wedding:
Day 24 – A song that you want to play at your funeral:
Day 25 – A song that makes you laugh:
Day 26 – A song that you can play on an instrument:
Day 27 – A song that you wish you could play:
Day 28 – A song that makes you feel guilty:
Day 29 – A song from your childhood:
Day 30 – Your favorite song at this time last year:
There's no better time than the present, so here goes nothing.
Day 1 - Your favorite song:
Ha! As if I could choose only one! I do have a few songs, though, that have stood the test of time, songs that give that brief moment of ecstasy when they first come on. They're not always my current favorite, but I never get sick of hearing them. So, in no particular order, three of my all-time favorite songs:
Ok, I couldn't help myself. One more for the road: