May 27, 2015

Status 5-27-15*


Wow! It’s been awhile since I posted my status report. I plead busyness AND some general sneaky lassitude. Monday’s hike and record, wiped me totally out. Due to weather and scheduling, I hadn’t been taking my daily walk for over a week, and man oh man, THAT hike was a killer diller! So yesterday, I lazed around before my singing lesson. I have really been struggling with my singing lately, as I have gotten better enough that I KNOW more things to be upset by when I don’t do them. And singing is art as well as technical, and your body doesn’t always cooperate. It’s like trying to be a ballerina wearing galoshes! Still onward. All singing practice helps my voice acting. I’m not convinced I will ever be a singer, as in, I on purpose sing for an audience, but right now, I’m struggling to sing even for myself. I’m so frustrated, and can’t seem to make the break through I need. But now’s the time to cut myself slack and just do it. With practice, it will come. I will just have to be frustrated until I’m not. That’s my process and Rome wasn’t built in a day.

Microphone stand in the family room

Hooray, I just got my mic stand! Bit by bit my home recording space is happening. No more books piled on TV trays to balance my microphones!


Tiger the orange cat on Laurie's lap

Tiger shows his love for MY wonderous Thunder Thighs!

My wonderful furry baby climbed IMMEDIATELY onto my lap while I was drinking my morning coffee. He purred and snuggled and was just
SO GOSH DARN GLAD to see me, it warmed my heart and inspired me to enjoy my body’s ability to feel and be and to be a conduit for sharing cat-love in the morning.

Later on, Mark and I will get back on the bike again. It has been a few weeks, so we have to build up our bike butts and endurance once more. Sometimes it feels like our lives are constant starting over. We need to clean the house again, we need to get back to regular exercise, we need to get back to our somewhat usual schedules. But that’s life, isn’t it? Everyday we make a choice of what’s most important that day. And the piper sometimes has to be paid. But overall, I think I’m happy, so I’m not too sorry to be back here again. We’ll get our bike bodies back soon enough, if we keep on keeping on

Have a great day BCs!


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2 thoughts on “5-27-15

  1. ♡eM

    Hello Laurie,

    I am a volunteer actress and singer (community theatre). Whenever I get hyper-critical of myself, I just get into child mode. I simply ask myself, “Do you like to act? Do you like to sing?” And then I answer, “Yes!”

    Often, that’s what it takes. I just need to remind myself that I like doing it and I want to do it. Then I try to encourage myself to listen to (constructive) or ignore (destructive) the inner-critic and just play on.

    A while back I was highly engaged in a writing hobby of mine. How I do enjoy writing! But slowly I began to notice that it just wasn’t as fun (I mean, if I’m going to engage in a hobby with my free-from-work life minutes, I want it to be playful) as it once was. So I stopped. That was about a year ago, and now I’ve recently started up again. I suppose even fun things ebb and flow. I guess I discovered that when play feels more like work, I’d rather find something else to play at.


    1. Laurie@CompulsiveOvereatingDiary Post author

      Hi eM, you know, I even go through that with computer games. They will grab my attention for awhile, and then I realize instead of the enjoyment I USED to get, I feel like it’s just another chore. I’m not sure if I like singing or not. I spent so many years believing I could not sing at all, I have little frame of reference for it. I do enjoy singing for my cats and making up songs etc. But I find it unbelievably stressful to try and sing ‘for real’. I can’t tell why sometimes I can do it, and other times I cannot. At least with voice acting I comprehend where the deficits and where the improvements are. Singing feels like one big crap shoot to me. But my main goal was to be able to sing in public in the crowd sense – such as at church, or when the Star Spangled Banner is sung at events to be able to do more than mouth the words. This I have accomplished. I can sing well enough to sing in a crowd. Where I go from here is just something I need to work through for myself and eventually, I’ll figure it out. Thanks for stopping by! xoxoxoxox


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