How To Be Successful ... I Think :)
Step 2: Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone & Try New Things
Three years ago today my life changed.
I feel very fortunate to still have that memory in my mind. It's so clear. So vivid. If I close my eyes to relive it it's almost like I'm there :)
Three years ago I had my very first sitzprobe and I died. Really. I feel like a part of me died that day because a part of me was definitely born.
It was for the very first show I was ever in. I had NO IDEA what to expect. All I knew was I was sitting on the stage (who let me out of the house wearing that) in a section with the rest of the Altos (thank god because I had no idea how to find my part) and the orchestra was under the stage beneath us. I knew we were going to hear the music live for the very first time. I didn't know I was going to end up having to take off that hideous flannel because it was going to be covered in tears and snot.
I. WAS. NOT. READY!
Do you know what show this was?! Do you know what kind of fantastical music this was?! IT WAS LES MISERABLES. I was a MESS! I lost it. I really did. I tried to hold myself together because I didn't want to embarrass myself in front of all these new awesome talented people (who I couldn't believe I was privileged enough to sing next to) but there was an actual change that was happening inside of me. I was experiencing a feeling I had not experienced in such a way before.
I swear all I wanted to do was lay down on that stage and cry. I was so moved by the entire experience. It was the first time I FELT music. It was in that moment I knew I couldn't live without it. That moment jumpstarted my life.
There is a very likely chance that if this didn't happen I wouldn't be where I am today. I am so very grateful for this experience and all the special moments that were shared with the wonderful cast and crew.
At this point in my life I was so lost and confused. Not only did I have no idea what I wanted in my life I also had no idea what I didn't want.
This day changed me because when I walked out of the theater that day I knew I never wanted a life without music in it again. I fell in love that day.
My greatest hope is that everyone in the world gets to experience moments like this. Why aren't you? Go find your sitzprobe.
The Time Is Now <3