This is a day of firsts!!!

- I will speed walk every day, for 20 minutes minimum, for one year!
I want to walk to increase my stamina, lung health and to lose weight.

- I will sing for 15 minutes a day for one year.
I will record these sessions and I will blog my impressions and feelings.

All day yesterday I felt like this was my last day of freedom... How weird! Because February 1st feels like walking through a doorway into the rest of my life, I somehow have to "have a Last Hurrah," like a bachelor party. No matter how much I tell my brain that I'll be freeing myself when I do this, my BODY says, "Uh-oh, we are going to undergo a trial.” This has to do with singing every day. I'm not registering any angst around walking every day, but singing every day brings up… c-o-n-s-t-r-i-c-t-i-o-n! I don't know why... Maybe fear of failure? Or fear of success?

When my buddy Will Hewett first started singing 15 minutes a day, every day last year, I was curious and even attempted it for about 9 days. Since I sing all of the time, I didn't think it'd be a big deal, yet I quit as soon as it interfered with any of my plans, and I never went back to it.

Now, I believe that I can access my personal blockages, by sticking to this “practice.” If I can stay in it when it's uncomfortable, and see it through, I will gain valuable insights and life lessons. I FEEL it in my bones, so I'm listening to myself and DOING IT!!! Wish me luck!

PS:  I'm doing this for me. I want to let other singers know that I'm doing this, eventually... but for now this'll just be for me. I don't want to ride on the coattails of Will's success, or jump on the bandwagon of this “new cool thing.” This is a quiet pact with my Self (... to quit fuckin' around, quit whining, and get on with it!).

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