So our concert is coming up soon – in less than two weeks! Eek/Yay! Nuni and I are singing some songs together, some separately, and we hope to record them and post them on here for whoever can’t make it(likely everyone who reads this blog!). I decided to start today with “I Can Dream of You” as sung by James Taylor. I recorded it a few times, never quite satisfied. I even tried to load a couple of attempts into iMovie to see if I could take all the “good” parts and put them together so it could seem like I had sung it perfectly. But I couldn’t get it to work, and even as I was trying, I knew that I shouldn’t. I must learn to accept my imperfection!! I’m definitely my worst critic. And not just in singing – in everything! In my photography, in my marriage, in my life… it’s really hard for me to be “okay” with my mistakes.
This recording is almost to my satisfaction. I was playing, singing, thinking, “yeah, this is going pretty good,” and all of a sudden, “saaayyy”…. bleh. Ooh, I was so frustrated with myself, but I kept going anyway. I decided to post it here to share with you, but also to take a step toward being okay with imperfection.