Yesterday felt like an odd mix of despair and hope. About food? Naw, fuhgeddaboudit! I was freaking myself out again about voice acting and puzzling my way through why I feel so scared of even practicing at home, when it is something I WANT to do.
I felt better after writing, even though it felt weird to write instead of talk, and decided to practice. Bam. Too much strain still. Rest was better. Still, didn’t want to give up on goals, so searched for some books to maybe help with acting in general and voice animation acting in particular.
Found a few I liked and let myself relax and take in some of the information. (Knowing that some of my procrastination behavior is research vs. action). I made a pact to find some ACTIONABLE info and put it into practice.
While I have good vocal warm-ups from singing, I found a GREAT series of body relaxation and body prep for voice exercises in one book. So I just now recorded these for myself so I can play them from my iPad through Mark’s fancy bluetooth speaker and will try them out.
I think it will help me quite a bit to focus and relax.
I also really focused my practice imagination yesterday on making the line readings fun for the audience. We’ll see how that changes things today. I believe my voice is rested enough for a small rehearsal, but I do need to leave enough for my singing voice lesson today.
As I said, back to singing lessons today after a small break for travel. I think Viki will be pleased as I HAVE practiced and worked on my breathing. Hopefully, soon, I will be able to do my song technically well enough that I can work on the character of it. Then I’ll record a bit for you all and you can see the difference from when I FIRST began learning it around day 100’s bravery day. (The ONLY part of that show I regret is recording my singing when my voice was so wacked up). But bravery it was, so I live with that.
Schedule: Answer comments from yesterday. Partial voice acting warm-up and line read. Vocal rest and loads of water. Then Singing lesson. Then walk in the park or Yoga. (I don’t want to go to the park prior to expose myself to more allergens). Then write Show 106 to possibly record tomorrow on a hike.
Hey, Cheryl called the bravery hotline with HER take on Stéfanie’s vanity question from day 105. If YOU want to be part of that discussion for show 106 too, check out the audio page and send me your thoughts. OR go post your comments about “Is it vanity to want to look good as a weigh loss motivator?” on Day 105.
How about you?
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PSS, some BCs have asked me the difference between blog postings and status pages. Blog postings are where I develop a complete topic triggered by my status thoughts. Status thoughts are how my day went, what’s on my agenda, and how my body feels today – and not much editing or thought goes into them. That’s why I don’t clog up your email with them. 🙂
Suspending Body Balance
Long time BCs have heard me post and talk about my body balance number. It was a REALLY useful tool, but I’m suspending it for awhile as I think I have learned from it and want to move on to just mentally processing how I feel.
Feel free to check out earlier status reports to see what I counted and how it worked.
The Bravery Coach
TheBraveryCoach daily tweet is a morning mediation on how I either did, or can incorporate an aspect of bravery into my day. It is cheerful. It is esteem building. Those who want to follow these on Twitter may, by searching for the hashtag #bravery or by seeing my profile: