Last week was great and struggly. Hahaha!
All of the Above Concerts
On Monday, Jan. 16, I performed the very first ever All of the Above concert on Twitch. I hadn’t played most of these songs in years, so I made a practicing schedule for the weekend before. I rehearsed Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. When I woke up on Monday, I realized that my voice was still tired from all the rehearsals. Oops.
Lesson Learned: I must space out rehearsals to that I can arrive to the performance dates with my voice feeling rested.
I drank tea, honey, and stayed really quiet until noon. Haha!
The concert was at 12pm, and it was such a beautiful experience. I can’t even explain it. You guys made me feel so happy, fortunate, and motivated.
In preparing for this concert, I remembered how much writing these songs helped me work my way through all sorts of issues. I learned so much about myself and the people around me. This was extra motivation to continue writing the new album I plan to release this year. What will I learn? Will I end up a better person than I was before? I hope so.
The second concert was on Wednesday at 7pm. I had high hopes that by then my voice would be back to normal… but sadly, it wasn’t enough time.
Lesson Learned: Leave 4 or 5 days between performances to make sure I can give my best for each.
On that Wednesday performance, I struggled with my voice and it made me feel tired a lot quicker than usual. I’m proud that we made it through, though. Thanks again for being there! <3
The next day, I woke up sick with a cold. Hahahahahahahaha!
My teacher explained that singing too much left my throat dry and raw. This is a condition ideal for bacteria to find a way to sneak in.
Lesson Learned: Malukah… do not over practice.
Guitar Class Continues
I managed to hand in my homework on time for the 2nd week in a row! Woo! I’m feeling so responsible thanks to this online guitar class I’m taking. The structure has been awesome and it’s encouraged me to practice more and more. I’m starting to get calluses on my fingers again. Haven’t had calluses in years because I wasn’t playing very often. Now, I play every day and I’m loving it.
Reverb Empire Stickers
Since I couldn’t sing for the rest of the week, I found myself making some stickers on Sunday. Because… well, because. hahaha! I think they turned out great! Haha! I know stickers are silly, but all things like these that involve crafting and making stuff serve as a meditation for me. It relaxes me so much. Lets my mind wander… I’m going to be giving these stickers away during streams 😀
Thank you for reading!
Big hug from Mexico,