KSVS Summer Intensive Blog: #10

 YO CANTO

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 I was walking to my voice lesson today, with a music book in my hand, when I ran into a director that lives in my building.  He said, “I didn’t know you were a singer!”  Note to self, always put sheet music in an unmarked bag.

My new roommate, assuming I sing because I’m an actress with a piano in the living room, said, “will you sing for me sometime?”  Gulp.

My comfort zone is either as a complete novice because, “hey, I’m new at this!” or as an absolute expert who can negotiate almost any thing I’m asked to do with confidence and ease.  I HATE the in-between part.  But there has to be that moment when you start admitting to being a golfer or baker or singer.  That’s part of moving to the next step.  The in-between part is where you buckle down and do most of the work.  It’s where the commitment is.  It’s where you admit that you are actually trying something that you may or may not succeed at.  That’s the risk.

Tonight I was on my Duolingo Spanish App and the first exercise was “translate the following into English – Yo canto.”  As I typed the words, “I sing,” I thought, “OK, universe, I’m so far out of my comfort zone, I need my passport AND a sherpa.  But here I go.”

Yo canto.

~ Kimberly Y.

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