Vocal Rest & Veteran Love.

(hot water with lemon)
My voice hurts.
On Saturday I had an 8 hour rehearsal for the veterans tribute concert this weekend.
I spent Sunday morning belting notes with my favorite worship team.
This morning I woke up with my throat itchy and dry.
I took to facebook for advice on what to drink or do when I lose my voice.
A lot of people had great advice.
My favorites were:
Apple Cider Vinegar,
Fruit pops & Water ice,
tea tea tea,
Super early bedtimes,
Pineapple juice,
slippery elm lollies.

Truth be told, I think I just need to stop & relax.
This isn't going to be a very relaxing week, but I need to put myself to bed (at 8pm) and stop saying yes to every thing under the sun. Sometimes taking care of yourself helps you better take care of others.
On Saturday we will honor veterans through music.
We have a set of over 80 songs that we've been rehearsing for months.
I am shaking in by boots but I know that we will be met with a lot of love.
As a musician AND a social worker, I am always looking for ways to combine my two loves to help people. Honoring these heroes through music is a great way to incorporate both of my passions.
These men and women are heroes and should be honored.
I want to be at the top of my game on Saturday.
I want to sing the songs that they requested to the best of my ability
and I need to take care of myself in order to do that.
Can't wait until this weekend.
Hope my little voice finds its way back to me.

"Because all of us believe and understand in the fabric of the common bond of why we call ourselves American is to care for the men and women who wear the uniform; and when they take off the uniform, we care for them when they are veterans. – Steve Buyer"

How do you find a lost voice?
Let me know!
xo, Lynn

1 comment :

  1. Wow, that sounds like a cool Saturday. You should blog about the cool thing you are doing Friday, too.