Monday, July 26, 2010
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
I love to sing. I think it started early with Barney, The Little Mermaid, and the sort. When I was little, I wanted my job to be to sing as the voice of some Disney princess (let’s be honest, I still wouldn’t mind being the next Ariel or Belle.) I also credit my ability to sing harmony to the boy bands I listened to in middle school. I remember one afternoon when I was in 5th grade, I was listening to a 98 Degrees song (“Because Of You”, just in case you were curious) and I started singing with the guy that sang in the background, and it sounded really cool so I kept on rewinding it and playing it over and over again. Later, I realized that that was the first time I sang harmony.
I thought my “singing career” was over when I didn’t make the musical “Bye, Bye Birdie” in 6th grade. I stuck with choir and was lucky to go to a school with a really solid program and learned a lot from my time in the alto section. I started singing for my youth group and took voice lessons in high school and eventually tried and made the team to sing for “big church” when I was a senior in high school. I continued singing for a campus ministry in college and am back singing at church now that I’ve graduated. There you have it, my entire history as a singer (sorry I gave it you even though you didn’t ask for it.)
In the last 6 months I’ve started singing with my friend Rob, who has written a lot of music. We recorded a little homemade album (pictured above) in his basement, had a mini concert at his house and then last week we had a concert for about 200 people at a church in Portland. It has been a lot of fun! My dream job would secretly (or not so secretly) be to be a musician for a living, but I am careful to not get my hopes up and am just enjoying singing along at this point.
I suppose this blog post is more for me than you. I’ve just been thinking lately how much I love to sing, and sat down to blog about it and unexpectedly began rehashing how I got where I am today (not that it's anywhere special, just somewhere where I get to sing and enjoy doing it). Overall, I’ve been singing all my life. I love it. It makes me happy. The end.
Monday, July 19, 2010
Thursday, July 15, 2010
1. In May, I went to Charleston, SC to see my best friend graduate from Navy Power School. So cool.
2. In June, I went to Silverthorne, CO with my family. We stayed in a beautiful home, surrounded by beautiful mountains and really enjoyed each other’s company.
3. In July (aka I’m on a flight now), I went to Portland, OR. Some of my best friends from Kansas City are from Portland and were going home to visit family and invited me to join. Portland is beautiful, and eccentric, and I had such a great time seeing where my friends grew up and meeting all of their family.
4. In July (aka I’m still on my flight, going from one trip to the next), I am going to Odessa, TX with my mom, aunts, and cousins to have a girl’s weekend at one of my aunt’s house. She has a pool, so I plan on doing a lot of laying out, on top of playing games and eating food. Sounds like the perfect weekend, right?
Anyway, I love traveling. I have been incredibly blessed (I keep using that word, because I know I am SO fortunate to be able to do this) to see the things I’ve seen this summer (and in my entire life.) Wow…