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I’m not perfect – but I can sing

I am a perfectionist. I have been since I was born, probably. I’m meticulous and definitely way too hard on myself. I’m borderline masochistic and vehemently judgmental of myself internally.

The best part is, I don’t have to be this way. I can choose to change, to let go and surrender, to give myself the respect I so willingly offer up to others. It’s only fair.

So, this morning, when I awoke once again after only a few hours of sleep I decided to sing. I love singing (secretly, shh don’t tell anyone) and also have always wanted to be in a band (I write songs and lyrics but I’ve been a coward about sharing my voice…til now! DUNDUNDUN).

I meditated this morning, did a little yoga, and decided to sing my little itty bit heart out. I warmed up my vocal chords briefly and recorded a few songs without pausing, rehearsing, editing, or repeating songs over again. And it felt GREAT. I even listened to them and enjoyed them without judging, sure I know I go flat and could have better breath control but hey, I’m human!

And now I’m going to do something brave. I’m going to post a video. It’s happening. I should stop typing and upload it. OK. Here we go:

http://youtu.be/lMCVpUQ2J5o

Have you done something out of your comfort zone lately? If so or even if not I challenge you to do so and feel free to post comments about it here!

P.S. Bastille is one of my favorite bands and this is one of my favorite songs of theirs lyrically.

“Oh I feel overjoyed
When you listen to my words
I see them sinking in
Oh I see them crawling underneath your skin

Words are all we have
We’ll be talking
We’ll be talking
These words are all we have
We’ll be talking

And I hear you calling in the dead of night
And I hear you calling in the dead of night

You lean towards despair
Any given opportunity you’re there
But what is there to gain?
When you’re always falling off the fence that way.

Words are all we have
We’ll be talking
We’ll be talking
These words are all we have
We’ll be talking

And I hear you calling in the dead of night
Oh I hear you calling in the dead of night

Ooooooh

And I hear you calling in the dead of night
Oh I hear you calling in the dead of night
And I hear you calling in the dead of night
Oh I hear you calling in the dead of night

Ooooooh

Oh I feel overjoyed
When you listen to my words”

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Alexandra Foran: Alexandra is an enthusiastic yoga instructor who enjoys sharing the gift of yoga and meditation with people of all ages. She is flexible and accommodating to all as she leads a practice from the heart. Extending warmth and love to all is a blessing for her. Yoga has personally helped her to heal and grow in profound ways. Yoga helps create balance and harmony; as someone who is highly intuitive, empathic, and a sensitive being she used to often be ill and regularly overextend herself -- she now seeks the peace that yoga can bring to her practice and life. As a poet, writer, musician and artist she infuses different aspects of the creative arts into her classes to create a higher vibration. During particular segments of her classes she uses guided imagery and live music. Alex plays upright bass, electric bass guitar, electric upright bass, violin, guitar, drums, rainmakers, baby harps, singing bowls, crystal bowls, recorders, and didgeridoo. Alexandra is a certified yoga instructor and a certified Reiki Master.

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