Okay… so I suddenly realised that it is February and my next birthday – marking the end of being just 60 – is coming up rapidly. I had intended to try 6 new activities / experiences in my sixtieth year and so far I have only managed three. So I need to squeeze three into the remaining month and a half!
Luckily I have one lined up already – I am going to find out why I sing so badly and, with any luck, learn at least how to keep in tune.
Now don’t get me wrong – I LOVE singing …. it is just that other people around me do not love my singing very much… well, not at all. (The OH usually asks me if my stomach is hurting or something if he’s within earshot)
But it doesn’t stop me because I LOVE SINGING! It makes me feel good! It keeps me cheerful!
I can be found upstairs singing familiar songs from the sixties and seventies, complete with hairbrush ‘mic’ 🙂
sometimes often be found dancing and singing around the kitchen, especially if I have radio 2 on and the songs they play are those I know well.
I even apologise in advance to new people near me if at a church service because I will (and do) sing in church (My reasoning is that He made my voice so He must like it 😉 )
And even at the Country Market I go to on a Wednesday morning with my Novels to meet friends and the buying public (My OH calls it my social-club) I sing, though not too loudly, 🙂 as I do not want to frighten-off the customers!
Strangely, though I can tell a duff note when other people sing to music – or even play music – I could not tune my own guitar when I had one, not being sure whether I was hearing the same note or not. I used to say I was tone deaf – but have since been told that this is rare and so I am probably not.
A dear friend who is not only a beautiful and talented singer but also a trained speech therapist is coming to my aid. She, of the belief that everyone can sing, asked me to do a few simple singing exercises and as a result has become interested to discover why it is that I can hold a note sometimes – but at other times I cannot.
This exciting revelatory experience will begin next week .. so I have to think hard and plan quickly what my other two New Things will be.
On my original list I had both things I would LIKE to do and things I would not like to do – in fact things that SCARED me – but I thought I ought to try before it was too late.
So which would you choose, something you would just like to do … or something you are
a little scared of doing but feel you ought to try before it is too late??
Answers in the comments please – you know I listen to You!