Unless you knew me quite well, back in my school days, there is something that you won't know about me.
I love to sing.
I will sing anything, and sing it LOUD.
These days it's only my boys that here it. Mostly, they don't mind me blasting a tune out, they've grown up with it. They do draw the line at 'Let it Go' from Frozen, it drives them potty! Otherwise, they just let me bellow out whatever I'm listening too.
I asked my eldest what he thought about it, so I could quote it on here, he said:
"I think it's great"
Anyway, I haven't sung in a public way, since I was around 15. I've done some rather drunk karaoke, but nothing else.
This year, the darling Mr. Ojo surprised me with something I'd never thought I'd do, never thought of full stop!
He booked me a session in a studio!
Where I can cut my own disc!
I'm excited, nervous, terrified, intimidated.......and so many more emotions I can't think of. I am going to stand in a booth, with a producer, and sing a song. I'm going to have a cut of the CD!?
I wasn't going to tell anyone about it, because it's my thing, you know? Most people like to put others down, I've heard the 'cats wailing' comment so many times, that I actually believed it for many years. It's only my family that say I sing lovely, I'm not sure I believe them most days.
I'm going to do it anyway!
Why not? Life's too short for regrets, and I know I would regret this, if I didn't go ahead. So what if I actually do sound like crap? It's me that it's for, I have no interest in others hearing it, in fact I'd probably be mortified!!
So this wife/mama/carer/rainbow lady is off to live a dream for the day, during half term, and sing her little heart out.
Do you have a dream you could follow, even just for a day?