Sooooooo, I am, um, singing with a band. Yeah. True story. And I am trying to play it cool, but I am actually having a hard time containing my excitement. I really am. A few weeks ago I got a text from a friend who also happens to slap the bass in his band called, “The Pigs” and although I am not entirely positive on how this all went down, I have an inkling it was my skillz on the karaoke mic that got me here. (LOL)
Now here is where the dust and excitement settle and the reality that “holy shit, I am singing with a band” hits me and now I have to go find my courage and actually blast some tunes with these dudes. Not going to lie, historically, me on the microphone equalled some liquid courage. Panic set in, and ask any of my sisters, I was totally tweaking before my first practice. I’m a tweaker. What can I say?
You know where your mind goes when you start to doubt yourself right? All the self loathing, devil on your shoulder thoughts start to come to the surface. I was battling the demons. “What are you thinking?” “You can’t sing.” “You are Tone Deaf Terry.” “You are too old for this.” “They are going to regret this.” You get the idea. Fear. Fear. Fear. Fear tried to torment me into bagging this whole singing gig, but that would never happen. F that. I stayed strong. For the love of Pete, singing with a band has only been a bucket list item for me since, like forever. YOLO!
So, I went to practice. First one. Guess what? IT WAS FUCKING AWESOME! Fear. POOF BE GONE! Sure, I was nervous as hell, but that’s ok. Who wouldn’t be? That’s a mighty intimidating situation to be stepping into. However, the dudes/my band mates could not have been more supportive and cool and fun and all about their music. It was honestly a little bit of a dream come true.
My point is, who flipping cares. Screw fear! Whatever it may be. Ignore what it is that is holding you back and go after it, dammit! Life is too frigging short, and also a highway. Get it? If you are going to live it the way you want to live it, sometimes you gotta just go for it. In an instant it can all be gone. Take a walk on the wild side. Do what you have always wanted to do and face the things that scare you most. Is there really any other way to live? I think not.
One more thing…
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
June 11th. Grab an Uber and enjoy some sweet tunes played by the greatest of all dad bands, THE PIGS and little ole me. It is going to be a whale of a good time! See you there!
What is your thing? What is stopping you? When are you going to ditch your fear and get after it? Today sounds like the perfect time to start.
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