A couple of weeks ago I spent the week in the atrsy, funky and eclectic little town of Savannah.
I was "sans husband" until Thursday.
We learned that we both don't sleep too well without the other one and that a queen size bed feels a lot bigger when you are the only one in it.
Thank goodness for over-sized pillows that act as a double for my giant of a husband. I'm a snuggler when I sleep. That poor pillow...
I went down to Savannah because I had been accepted to compete in the American Traditions Competition for singers.
It was a week long competition full of concerts, rehearsals, sound checks, master classes, friend making, sight seeing, boat riding, and yummy food tasting.
This was really the first competition that I have done outside of college. I was so happy to have been singing alongside such wonderfully talented singers. I felt completely honored to have been chosen for the competition.
When we first arrived we had a reception at the Cupcake Emporium in Wright Square. It was dangerous because we were given free reign to eat all of the free cupcakes we wanted.
"Oh, sweet salted caramel cupcake get back in my mouth!!"
One day I had some free time, so I went over to try out my best friend's brothers's new restaurant. They just opened next to SCAD's biggest building.
The night before I received a phone call from a number I didn't know. I love answering unknown numbers and it always makes me giddy because I get a small thrill from not knowing who is on the other line. It was Lisa's brother Patrick who invited me to come to his restaurant.
So I did.
And I did not regret it.
Once my family arrived we took a walk down River Street. Our eyes feasted on the treats of River Street Sweets. We had free pralines and taffy.
I was quite proud of how I sang. I was one of the youngest people in the competition and I feel so proud of how I represented myself.
I love singing so much.
I love the thrill of being someone else for a few minutes and feeling what they would feel.
I love giving every ounce of myself to make art.
I was so thankful to have been supported by a loving husband and my family. So many people came down and made me feel so loved. I am proud to have the family I do.