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You know how some people say they suddenly wake up and hit this point in their life where they realize that they are old?!

I finally hit that point.

I was sitting on the couch last night, on the computer doing my homework.. I had an ice pack on my knee and a heating pad on my back.. I look up from my computer and I suddenly think to myself.. “OMG.. I’m old!”

My body is falling apart.. my back was killing me yesterday.. and my knees cannot handle running..

I’m in my late-twenties.. when did that constitute as being “old!”  My body just ain’t what it used to be..

In other news..

My running has been going well.. my knees.. specifically my right knee.. is feeling it a little bit.  It’s like the most babied part of my body at the moment..

Before I run, I sit there with the heating pad on my knees for about 20 minutes to warm them up.. during the run.. I’m wearing a knee brace.. after the run.. the knees are iced for about 15-20 minutes.. then.. before I sleep.. they get the heating pad again for about 20-30 minutes..

It’s been working so far.. so why stop..

The running schedule has had me doing a 5min brisk walk to warm up.. then two sets of 90sec jogging, 90 sec walking, 2min joggin, 2 min walking.  That has me jog/walking for a little over a mile for 23 minutes.  Not bad for someone that took an entire HOUR to do four laps around the track in high school..

Each day gets easier as I do the repetitive schedule three times a week.. by the third time.. the schedule is a breeze.. but it only gets harder and harder.. I’m ready.. bring it!

Let’s see.. Church news..

I recently went to my old Church.. the Church that I used to sing and do many, many ministries with before I moved Churches to sing for the Filipino Choir.  I went to the 5pm Saturday Mass and they were asking for someone to lead them in the singing..

Singing!?

I signed up for the offer.. and though I am not obligated to go every Saturday.. I am going to try my best to go there as often as I can.. it’s the least I could do.. I love that Church.. I practically grew up there..

That’s all that’s new with me for now.. who know that I’d have anything interesting going on?!?

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Last week, I was bombarded with a lot of negativity. 

Some person was trying twist around his bad behavior to make it look like I was the culprit.

No, this has nothing to do with my boyfriend.  He has been lovingly, supportive during this frustrating and trying time. 

I have decided to erase all that negativity from my life, but that negative energy is deeply rooted in something I LOVE to do.. sing.

I have decided that it will NOT stop me from what I love to do.. especially where I do it.

I sing because it makes me happy.  I sing because I serve the Lord.  I sing because that’s my outlet of creative release.  I sing and there is no one that can stop me from doing what I love.

In the past, I have been known to walk away from things when one person bothers me about it.. things that I have loved for so long.. I sacrificed just to stay away from the one person that causes me grief.

Not anymore.

I am going to learn to not let that stand in the way of something I believe in deeply.  One person versus touching the lives of so many with the gift of song..

That won’t stand in the way.. not anymore.

I sing at my Church.  I am a member of the Filipino choir at the Church I am a parishoner in.  I’ve sung at the other Church in which I was a parishoner in too.

I started singing at my current Church when someone from that choir had heard me sing at the Cursillo retreat that I attended.

Am I making sense?  Probably not, but my brain is fried and I still felt the need to leave a blog entry.

I guess the point I am trying to make is that singing for the Church is very important to me.  Singing, according to one of the Saints.. I want to say St. Francis.. but I could be wrong.. anyway..

Singing, is like praying twice.. something to that effect.

Music has always, always, always been an important part of my life.  Starting out as a dancer.. then moving on to singing.. I’ve always had music in my life in some form.

From the time I was young, learning how to put a vinyl record in the player and turn it on.. I was singing and dance..

During my “teen angst” years.. I always identified to music to get me through my “moods..”

Growing up.. finding love.. and heartbreak.. music and lyrics have always comforted me..

Now.. growing spiritually.. I have found a new appreciation for music.. for song.. for songs of prayer.. for singing with the congregation.. for guiding the congregation in song.. it’s such a beautiful thing..

The older I get.. the more music is a part of my life.. and I know that it always will be..

I sing.

I don’t know if I ever mentioned it here before.. but I sing..

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Yes.. that’s me.. singing in a show in 2007.. a broadway review.. I was singing “I Still Believe” from Miss Saigon with a friend of mine.  I was singing Kim’s part.. which is widely known as Lea Salonga’s part..

Anyway.. I sing..I’m going to be singing tomorrow for Mass.  I’m going to be the cantor and I will be singing the mediation song.

Being the cantor is always fun.. stressing.. and I get nervous everytime.. but being nervous is a good thing.  Nerves keep a performer in check.. makes sure they don’t get over confident and forget their technique and screw up.  That’s my opinion.

Singing the mediation song is also nerve-racking.. I’ll be singing Christmas Lullaby from Jason Robert Brown’s show “Songs From A New World..”

It’s a beautiful song.. and if there was some sort of video on YouTube… I’d let you all listen to it.  But.. well.. I guess maybe I’ll have to video myself doing it and post it up.  But we’ll see how brave I am.

I’m singing for the Lord.. I pray it turns out fine.. considering I’m in recovery mode from a cold I’ve been going through.. Eeeek!


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