Thursday, December 30, 2010

Screwed!...A resolution of sorts!

Screw you nerves, I will rise and conquer!!!!!    Just sayin'!!!!!  Happy New Year!

New York in the mix!

While I admit to being quite a home body, I do enjoy what travel experience I have had to this point in my life but there hasn't been a great deal in the last several years and I would like to change that!  While Ireland, Scotland and a revisit to some of our great destinations right here in Canada come to mind, I have had a desire building within me and it really isn't so very far from home!
I want to go to New York!...New York city!  I have been through the state numerous times during my youth, enroute to Ohio to visit my Aunt and Uncle, but never have I had the thrill and privilege of seeing New York, the big Apple, etc.!     New York just keeps popping up...it seems everyone else is going or has been, this including two of my children!  My time has come!
Now being a procrastinator I need to get a few things in order.   First and foremost, my passport which expired Jan. 16, 1983...just a short while ago!  Yes, my last trip out of country; US. aside, and via flight was March 1978 to England on a school trip!
I need to continue to collect Air Miles and put a little mullah away for such a trip!   I might just get a wee bit selfish this New Year!   We've been doing our best to help the kids and before long at all our youngest will be leaving the nest and I think our time has almost come to spread our wings and see what adventures lie ahead for ourselves...like really, just for us!   Ooooo there's the selfish coming through see!!!

Well much remains to be seen but I'd like to see much!   I want to enjoy what we can and be glad of what we did rather than be saddened for what we never did!
Well, here's to standing in Time Square!  Cheers!!!!

Audition Blues!

Recently I auditioned for an upcoming play...a musical.   While prepping and happily working with a vocal instructor, the one important piece I forgot about was that I had not auditioned in two years for any play; musical or otherwise.   I was prepared to be nervous, as in the past no matter how well I prepared I was also prepared for my nerves to simply take over!   Fortunately while this does in fact happen, I have been able to keep "nerves" in check to some degree as well and deliver a half decent audition piece!
Well without having spent those past two years attending various auditions regularly; just for the experience, I found I was not able to keep my nerves in check!   GAH, tiny insignificant weaknesses in my voice were joined by a number of hard NOT to notice squeaks and cracks in my voice!   I may as well have been a young boy struggling with the embarrassing and unpredicatable throes of puberty!  I was more than well aware as each misaligned note came awkwardly forth from my pipes!   While the efforts were there the quality was not.
I have now made a pact; with a fellow theatre goer, to attend as many auditions as possible, whether with intention to partake in the said show or not, but simply for the experience in doing auditions and building a greater confidence in taking on the challenge the stronghold  my nerves seem to have on my ability to "bring it" to the table; table lined with directors etc., watching, listening for the best of the best!
I've come a long way baby and I'm not about to let this "Theatre Thing" that has been within me for such a long time go back to just being a crazy idea gnawing away at my being  again, I've unleashed it and I want to let it fly!  I have it within me and it just waits to be let out in full force!

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