Self-actualizing, brb.

27 Sep

“I just need to get a feel for your voice, so bring whatever you use for auditions.”

Oh, auditions? I’m flattered you think I have the discipline and motivation to throw myself into a life of that kind of overwhelming uncertainty, but no. I just really love to sing and my car arias to and from my 9-6 (plus overtime) job ((with benefits)) isn’t cutting it any more.

I do not possess that discipline. In the year and a half since Penny and I shared our undergraduate final recital, I haven’t taken any measures to improve my musical abilities. In fact I’ve only observed my range and talent slowly shrink. Which is why, starting yesterday, I will be paying way more than my budget allows for classical vocal training on every-other-Wednesday evening. Get ready, Verdi. I’m back!

Though my mother might not understand why I’d blow $170 a month for something that has no bearing whatsoever on my chosen career, I know I’d be unhappy if Singing and I continued to grow apart. Maybe it’s fiscally irresponsible, and maybe I won’t have any outlets to publicly showcase my work, and maybe I’m desperately clinging to those years where I could study one thing and be intensely involved in eighteen other extracurricular pursuits and hope that one day I will find that rare niche where all my talents coincide (if only traveling bards were more in-demand!) but I don’t care. I’m not getting back into voice lessons because I think I have a future in performing. I’m doing this for my soul and no one can tell me not to.

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4 Responses to “Self-actualizing, brb.”

  1. Molpadia (Molly) October 3, 2012 at 2:10 pm #

    I may shortly follow suit, and once I do I vote we start an Amazon Warrior Queen Choir. Thoughts?

    • Hippolyta (Polly) October 4, 2012 at 11:32 am #

      Yes, only if our uniforms can be the same for Pink Enigma.

  2. Sotorya (Tory) October 4, 2012 at 2:08 pm #

    I can’t sing, but I can photograph you! We all need to do the things we love, regardless of whether they garner funds for us. I may not make money with my photography, but I will never stop doing it.

    Nor should you stop singing. Ever. You have a voice like Mary Poppins. Even the birds stop to listen

  3. Kaley October 23, 2012 at 6:14 pm #

    Pretty nice piece… just saying…

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