So there’s this thing that I do.
I’ve done it for a few years now.
Not a lot of people know about it…
I sing. In a choir.
Phew- it feels good to get that out there!
Just kidding, it’s not a secret but I thought I might build up the anticipation a bit and get you to keep reading.
I started singing with this group about 5 years ago when I was newly pregnant. I wanted to do something just for me. I wanted it to be social and creative but not crafty. I wanted to exercise my brain and push me out of my comfort zone a bit.
My glee group fills all these needs and more! I’ve continued it ever since and look forward to that time every week.
Also, there are benefits of singing in a group too! Scientific benefits! It releases endorphins and reduces cortisol levels It can also help increase circulation and boost your immune system.
But maybe it’s not for you? That’s fine.
I’m sharing this because I want to encourage you to find your thing. Carve out that time and that space that’s just for you. Something to help you remember your identity outside of Mom.
It doesn’t have to be fancy or expensive – we’re just a regular group of women who like to sing together. Believe me – I’m the furthest thing from a professional. I just like it.
But what about you? What do you like? What makes you happy?
What can you add to your life that ‘sparks joy’ as they say.
I promise there are other parents just like you looking for their thing too!
Take a chance and try something new. I’m sure you won’t regret it.
The ladies of Guelph Glee Songbird Pop Choir. Led by the amazing Joni Nehrita