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Reaching the finish line

Sunday, June 01, 2014

No, I am not running a race nor have I gotten to where I want to be weight or health wise. I am talking about singing up a storm and learning Bach's Mass in B Minor. Today we finally perform it and although I do not have every single note down in those long runs, musical runs that is, I do feel that I have really given it a lot of time and effort.

Many times I just thought I would skip going to practice...this stuff was just too hard for someone like me. I have a decent voice but am not musical as some who can read music well and understand proper time signatures and such. Surely this was just too much for me to tackle and I felt if I couldn't do it well I should just drop out. But I did some self-talking and told myself that this would be a major accomplishment in my life and I had a great group of people doing it as well. I am so glad I kept it up and will love the free time that comes when it is all done later today.

I will keep this experience with me when I view my next 5% Challenge. I am going to recommit myself knowing that yes, I do have it in me to do it!! It is so easy just to not do something as it is to DO something. But when I think about this in the future, I will look back and think...I am so glad I didn't just give up as nice as it would have been to stay home Sunday nights with my husband; knowing I did this and put effort into it will carry over into other things Like sharing the journey into a healthier lifestyle with ALL of you!
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