Sunday, November 4, 2012

NHBPM Day 2: Sing From My Soul

This month, I'm participating in WEGO Health's National Health Blog Post Month (#NHBPM).  Which means I'm attempting to post every day during the month of November.  I've been sick and gotten behind, so I'll be posting three times today to catch up!

For more information or to sign up, see here.

Today's Topic: "Find a quote and use it as inspiration."

This is an easy topic for me.  When someone asks what my favorite quote is, I know the answer right away.  I even have a keychain with the quote on it:

"If you sing from your soul, you're never wrong."

The writing is quite faded after being on my keys for more than 10 years.  This quote is something my high school choir director said to us all the time.  My senior year, he presented these keychains at graduation to all graduating choir members.  And it's something that has stuck with me all this time.

Choir was my life in high school.  Sure I had some friends, but I was by no means popular.  Choir was where I belonged.  We worked hard, and as a result, were one of the top choirs in the state.  I travelled to Italy my junior year with my choir family.  I got to sing in the Pantheon.  THE PANTHEON, PEOPLE!

What made us work so hard?  What made us want to be so good?  Our director.  It wasn't enough that we sing all the notes correctly.  When we started a new piece, we would look at the words.  Talk about what they meant.  Why the composer chose those words or that melody. What emotions the song was expressing.

"If you sing from your soul, you're never wrong."

I heard those words almost every day for four years.  And to me, that idea applies to more than singing. I'm not in any choirs anymore.  I don't sing anymore.  But those words still ring true.

Be true to yourself.  Be true to who you are.  Share your passion and what you love.  That's what I try to do in my life.  It's why I am so honest in my writing here.

I try to sing from my soul.


  1. I love the quote.
    I love that you loved choir.

  2. This is beautiful.
    Just like you.

  3. I am also a singer and I would LOVE to sing in the Pantheon!