The timing of my second to last post was fitting, given that it was a few weeks before the Bell #letstalk campaign, which pretty must rocks my world. Howie Mandel is freaking awesome....and he kind of stumbled upon this awesomeness by sheer coincidence (followed by a lot of effort). It's worth reading this article and even more trying to find the hour long series on Youtube or something.
Ok, but back to me. La, la, la, la, la, la!!!
The last week of January was a busy one.
Monday: Choir Practice
Tuesday: I can't remember
Wednesday: Shrink and Choir Practice
Thursday: Date night
Friday: CONCERT (over 2.5 hours!!!)
Saturday: 2nd CONCERT.
Side note: have you ever tried to stand still for over two hours? It is by far the most uncomfortable thing to do that I can imagine....except for making being locked in handcuffs. That might even be more comfortable because at least you can walk around.
If you haven't been following, in September, I joined a choir.
How did I find said choir? I googled "Montreal Choir" sent out a few emails and they were the first to respond. I showed up, did an impromptu audition (I had no idea I had to audition) and then, voila!
I hadn't sang in TWENTY years (I'm old enough to say that now) and I had no idea that I could still sing....so I thought it was a good sign that they let me in.
I joined the choir to increase my confidence, to start to meet people...and just to be around music. I decided that I liked it.
On the first day of choir, I had to audition, which I didn't know...and I "passed". I was also told that twice a year our choir puts on a series of concerts and that we donate the proceeds to a charity. The charity was The Gaulin Foundation, that I wrote about in this post.
It still amazed me that I had sort of formed a bit of a relationship with the parents of Sarah Gaulin, through my little tiny bit of volunteer work for the choir, as "charity liaison person".
The concert was spectacular. To be honest, until the last week, I didn't think that our choir was that great...or that we sounded very well. But something happened in the last week and we all came together.
The first night of the concert I was a ball of nerves....
I arrived at the concert, dressed and ready to go....but still a ball of nerves.