So something I don’t think I’ve ever shared on this blog is how I’ve always loved to sing. It started in the third grade. I can remember Ms. Copeland, the music teacher, asking someone to sing, and when they did I thought, “Oh I can do that” and then I raised my hand to sing next. Ms. Copeland must have liked me because she put me in a lot of the school programs and I sang a few solos.
The only other place I ever sang was in the car or at church. I was always to scared to really share my singing with anyone, and truthfully I hate hearing my own voice. But after I joined the Start Experiment, now known as Dreamers & Builders, I saw people punching their fears in the face and I knew that singing in a video to friends or strangers was definitely a fear I had. Karaoke to a bunch of drunk people, I can do and have done several times, but there is something a little more intimate about sharing a video or a song clip with a bunch of people you know.
So in the spirit of punching fear in the face, which I do regularly now, I posted a short video of myself on Facebook singing “When I Was Your Man” by Bruno Mars.
Then today while deleting 20,000 files off of my computer, and waiting and waiting for them to slowly delete, I decided to sing another song. This week thanks to Tim Fisher, I found the new Civil Wars song ‘The One That Got Away‘, and I’ve been obsessed ever since. So here is as Ryan Westbrooks so wonderfully put it; Me Punching Fear In The Face: Round 2.