Permission

Give yourself permission to try. Give yourself permission to fail. Give yourself permission to succeed. Give yourself permission to explore. Give yourself permission to have an adventure!

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The cover of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, written by Lewis Carroll and illustrated by Charles Robinson.

Ultimately you are the only one responsible for yourself and your own actions.

Try. Fail. Do. Listen. Do again. Succeed. Do again to reinforce what works best for you.

In the wise words of Yoda, “There is no ‘try’, there is only ‘do’.”

Have a conversation with yourself about what you are aiming for. Singing (training) opens your soul to yourself. If you don’t give yourself permission to explore your soul, you are missing out on knowing yourself better.

Give yourself permission to explore new things. Don’t get caught up in worrying about things you can’t control. When you are singing, think about singing; not the bills you have to pay tomorrow, or the coffee you had with a friend this morning. Take control of yourself and your reactions.

Give yourself permission to feel the way you feel. If you feel like crying one day when you breathe deeply for singing, let it happen.

(I spent an entire academic year falling into tears in my lessons and classes on a regular basis because I was exploring new areas of expression, breath, and voice that I found intimidating. In the end, giving myself permission to go there helped me to become a better singer and a better performer.)

Speak out loud. “I give myself permission to enjoy singing for the sake of singing”.

Seek out a teacher. Explore your voice. Give yourself permission to try something new, scary, fun, and soul-opening. Just sing.

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