Monday, September 28, 2009


I love to sing! It boosts my energy, charges my battery, makes me feel happy and live emotions more completely...I can go on and on...

It's in my family, my dad had a great voice and mom loved to sing and was in several different choirs throughout the years. One of my uncles travels the world on cruise ships being the entertainment with his voice and my great aunt that I took lessons from at the age of 5 did musical comedy for a while before becoming a full-time voice and piano teacher.

I took lessons for about 5 years and quit because I was fed up of the practising and mom was sick of fighting me to do it, so let me quit. (Now, being a parent I understand).

I have been in a couple of choirs throughout the years but non of them really did it for me. So after a couple of years I would quit. I took private lessons again for a while but very pricey!

I sing every day for myself or those that will put up with me (kids often tell me to shut up). And I do sing when I am asked to. I look to these occasions as a personal challenge (because I am shy and lack confidence to bolt it out there for all to hear). So I sing at funerals and weddings and stuff like that. The hardest of course are funerals and by far was my father-in-laws funeral a couple of years back. I was up above and when I saw my nieces and nephews carrying in the casket, I almost lost it! But I was so proud of myself for doing it and all of my in-laws were so thankful that I did it as well.

I would love to do something more on a regular basis with the singing but with the kids still needing me so much, and the husbands irregular work schedule, I just think it would be complicated and I don't really know if a choir would do it for me. So i wait for the invites, next up my aunt's 80th birthday in october.


  1. Wow! I'm so impressed! My sister is a singer and somehow with 3 kids and working part time, she still takes voice lessons (yes! very pricey!!) and auditions/is in musicals, theatre, etc. (she also acts). I don't know how she finds the time.

    I can't imagine singing at a funeral for someone I knew. I wouldn't be able to keep it together. But there is something very very special about a family member singing like that.

    I hope you find something that you can fit into your busy life.

  2. I loved reading all your thoughts Elise! You seem to have alot of the same emotions and feelings that I do with trying to juggle a husband and 3 kids, nursing careers and spouses careers. It is so great to know that we are not alone in our frustrations. I look forward to reading more.