Take me to church!
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So a couple months back, I received a random book in the mail. The title was "You are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Yourself and Start Living an Awesome Life" by Jen Sincero
It made me wonder, was the universe behind this random book I received from Amazon with no note or return address? Was it trying to tell me something?
I took a picture of it and sent it out on facebook. I was looking for a sign of who sent it if the Universe hadn't?
I received a text later that day from the friend that had sent it to me. Now this friend and I have been through a lot together, and we have been each others rock, shoulder, or sometimes pillow when relationships, the drink, or life got too hard. He rocked 2018, and is still rocking it. So I decided to read the book, and see what happened. Why not?!
Now I won't necessarily say I'm rocking it after reading the book, however it did get me to do a couple things that were not like me. As I read and reflected as to what made me really happy, a strong pull back to music and especially singing in a choir came to me. I absolutely love the power that good music entails, the way it wraps around you is truly amazing,.......and yes I am an alto:)
So I reached out to several people on facebook. Several got back to me, but what really excited me was a choir that was under the baton of my favorite bassist in the area. I love watching this guy perform, he is so passionate and expressive to watch. So when he got back to me about his church choir doing the Brahms Requiem, needless to say I jumped at the chance, but I was also a little reticent.
Now if you know me, and how I grew up....you realize that walking into a church is not an easy thing for me to do. Many relationships never even get past the first date, when westernized religion comes up. Probably why I still single:)
Anyway, this was a very big deal, however my passion to sing again was greater than my fear of fire and brimstone being hurled from the pulpit. (By the way these are Presbyterian's so they don't do that!)
As an added bonus, I found out we would be combining choirs with another group. This large ensemble will be under the baton of my old conductor. (Years ago I was in the Chorale Arts Society, and loved it.) To be part of a group that is under my old conductor is so exciting to think about.
So I can thank the book for that. There are other things that I'm not sure I will thank that book yet for.
Somethings are to do with relationships, specifically a love that still haunts me to this day.....maybe, I'll go into that sometime.