Welcome to Following the Whispers blog
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit. Hope you enjoy your stay. I blog here whenever I feel the need. This blog was created at the time my memoir came out, in February, 2009. Its motto was: creating a life of inner peace and self-acceptance from the depths of despair. Now, my focus is sharing this journey we call life.
“Only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth, and that is not speaking it.” Naomi Wolf
“We are called human beings, not human doings.” Wes Nisker, Buddhist teacher
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs…(And) if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.” Theodore Roosevelt
Monday, April 12, 2010
Weekend Update - Fun! Fun! Fun!
I had a blast this weekend, doin' what I love. Friday night we had delicious Indian food with two dear friends, then went to see my young friend, S. in a production of Rudolfo Anaya's "Bless Me Ultima."
Saturday morning, I sat, curled up on my coach, drinking tea and watching old movies. I had a gig that afternoon and tend not to do too much prior so I can conserve energy.
The audience adored us, clamoring for us to come back and sing for them again. There is no higher high. The other good news is that I have learned not to allow stress and anxiety to affect my singing. We were supposed to sing at 3 pm. The residents were still playing Bingo at 3pm, so we couldn't sound check our equipment. As soon as they were done, they were given wine for happy hour and sat, expecting us to sing. Immediately. We did. One mike was way louder than the others, but otherwise, everything went smoothly. We realized if we allow that kind of thing to make us upset, the fun goes out of the experience and than why bother?
Which is my point for this blog post. If we're not having fun, what's the point? So, are you having enough fun in your life? If so, please share how. If not, talk about what you might do to add a little, here and there. Just a tad...it will make such a difference. I promise.
For those of you interested in what it's like working with a writing coach, I have a guest post over at Sharon Lippincott's blog, http://heartandcraft.blogspot.com/.