I Can Actually Do It...

i feel it drain out of me
faster then light
how can i catch it?
keep it close?
it escapes me
it runs away
leaving only fear
i feel it flying away
and down falls
the fear of failure
how do you keep it?
how do you use it?
how do you have courage?

'Ello, duckie. (Yes, sometimes I have a rather hard time not doing English accents just for fun... ;D) Have you ever felt like you've lacked courage? I have. Man, I sometimes can just feel it disappearing. It stinks, right? And it holds you back. Oh, how it holds you back.

Yeah, um, well, I just found out something that I hadn't been able to do before because of my fear before. I've always enjoyed singing, you know? I have a pretty loud alto voice. (Not loud as in obnoxious and horrible, loud as in "it's a good loud so that everyone can hear you" loud.) But I could never sing in it, really, because whenever we had to go higher, my voice would crack, or I'd just switch over to soprano. 

alto: medium singing voice. Example: Britt Nicole
soprano: high singing voice. Example: Kari Jobe

Well, guess what I just found out?

I can actually sing alto.

Maybe not like Mandisa, going up so high that it's kind of crazy, but still. I can sing it. I can sing songs in it. Even sometimes songs with higher notes. For goodness sakes, I can sing "Colors of the Wind" (from Pocahontas) in alto!! For me, that's like... whoa.

It happen mostly because I was out in the barn with my cat and singing, and since nobody hears me out there, I was just being kind of crazy and whatever, and I was singing, and I got done and I was like, "Oh my gosh, did I really just do that?" That, of course, sent me off on the Can-I-Sing-This-In-Alto? crusade, where I started trying out all of these songs.

I could sing most of them.


Let's just say I was excited. Am excited. I'm still more comfortable around other people singing soprano, but at least I actually can sing alto. And I'm just going to say it right now... singing alto is way more fun then singing soprano. :) Well, for me, at least. :)

The Storyteller of Weston County, signing off...


  1. I know all about what you mean about just fading away into the black. HEHE! But let me try to encourage you and say that we ALL feel that way sometimes and we ALL can get through it with the Lord's help. Was that cheesy?!? :O

    I'm supposing I sing alto ... I mean I CAN NOT POSSIBLY hit some high notes ... and I LOVE "Colours of the Wind" from Pocahontas!

    But I never really sing ... all right, just into to my shower head in the bathroom. :D LOL! My mom, on the other hand, harmonises like a angle. She sang in her school choir.

    Man, this comment just sprouted wings and stared flying away ... it is crazy loooooooooooooong!! :D

    1. Nope, not cheesy. ;)

      I can't hit all the high notes, either. =P Me, too!! :) It's so pretty. :)

      Yeah... :)

      And that's OK! I love long comments. ;)

  2. Beautiful photography and words! :)

  3. That's awesome! I love singing, and I'm pretty good when I try hard. :)

  4. OOH!!! I love signing in alto!! LOL. My fav type of signing voice. <3


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