What’s happening in my life at the moment is nothing short of miraculous.
And I have you to thank.
Daily, little miracles are occurring, and I’m so very grateful.
Before this month I considered myself a busy person. Now, I’m breaking all borders and boundaries I thought existed. My schedule is absolutely insane. Not only is time being eaten, but I’m also learning how to deal with the immense pressure and weight that continues to build.
It’s not only a physical battle, but mental too.
I love it.
Currently I’m juggling four full-time occupations.
Work. Singing. Sickness. School.
Let me tell you about work.
My career in digital marketing is booming along at full force.
At the moment I manage my network of blogs, buy and sell websites, and consult with various companies. I would really love to tell you what some of these companies are, but unfortunately, some are under a non-disclosure agreement.
Let’s just say most of you use their products daily. I use what I experience in these companies as much of this blog’s content.
A large portion of my time is also spent completing written interviews for various blogs, preparing for radio interviews, and answering questions via email.
I’ve also taken a marketing/managerial position within an event startup going national to many locations, within the next five years.
As a side note, be sure to follow my good friend Ellen Bremen, whom I’m working with in preparation for her fast-approaching book launch. What a wonderful woman.
As you might notice, work is busy, and I’m grateful for all of it.
Singing my worries away!
Singing has been my life’s greatest passion.
The opportunities falling into place, for performing, is snowballing at the moment.
As many of you know, I’ve been trained classically in Opera. This is very much one of my favorite genres, but I’m also expanding into other areas.
Recently I was fortunate enough to begin training with Daniel Hayes, who was tutored by Seth Riggs. You may know Seth as the “speech level” vocal coach who trained Josh Groban, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Barbra Streisand, and others. I don’t have words to describe how honored I am to be working with Daniel, and the improvement he’s brought my voice in only a few short weeks has been fantastic.
At the moment I have over fifteen songs to rehearse for various performances.
Auditions for The Voice on April 1st in LA, auditions for X-Factor, a wedding performance in May, a last-minute booking this coming Saturday, eight songs for a local chamber choir I’m involved with, an Opera recital piece, and narration and song for a role in an upcoming concert.
I have daily vocal exercises, studies with two vocal coaches, piano lessons, and stage presence tutoring.
I love to sing, and am honored to see this part of my life evolve and progress.
I have no time for sickness.
You may know I’m currently battling Lyme disease.
I was misdiagnosed for two years, and a month ago they finally found the Lyme bacteria in my blood.
I do my best to stay positive while battling such a debilitating illness, but there are certainly days when I collapse. I’m currently taking two high-dose antibiotics, a blood additive, and other medications. When my antibiotic dose increases or I have a particularly aggressive bought with the disease, you may notice my social media involvement decrease.
The prognosis for the disease is grim, as there’s a large chance it will stay in my blood for my entire life, and flair up at random intervals.
I choose not to let this disease be the dictator of my life, and will continue to fight with all my heart, mind, and might.
Lyme will not win.
There’s too much to live for.
A, B, College…
I’m going to school full-time right now and just filed my petition to receive an AS in Computer Information Systems – Internet Concentration, at the end of the semester.
You may know of the humorous back-story I have with college.
I graduated high school in two years, and then started college early. A few semesters into college my business expanded, and my time was limited. To make a long story short, I was working too much, and I failed a basic web design class. How’s that for ironic?
I’m retaking that class now.
It reminds me that anything is possible, your past doesn’t define you, and don’t take life too seriously.
Mistakes should be laughed at.
What does it all mean?
Now you have an insider’s look at my current schedule.
I know, it’s a little psychotic.
Sometimes I spend an entire day resting, recuperating, and thinking about how I’ll accomplish the next week’s task. I’m in awe at the beauty of this world, and what you’re able to accomplish when you let your mind be the controller of your universe.
Being positive is key.
With an illness like mine, the pain is so great that you have to have something to live for.
Just living, isn’t always enough.
I know it’s a dark thought, but it’s the truth.
So I choose to live, and live for much.
What are you living for? How do you deal with an almost insurmountable workload? What do you do to focus? Are you currently living your passions? Are you grateful for your life? Do you want your life to change?