The Right Time is Now
No Matter Your Age, Singing is for You!
Are you someone of a certain age that has always wanted to sing?
Or did you sing long ago and stopped because you gave up on your dreams?
Perhaps life just ‘happened’ and before you knew it, years went by without you focusing on your love of singing?
Maybe you believe a negative comment someone made about your voice, and now you think that singing isn’t for you?
Or did you decide to pour all of your energy and love into your family life and work, placing yourself on the back burner?
Perhaps you’re at a point in your life where you’re reassessing what inspires you and helps you tap into your natural happiness.
By your decision, NOW can be the time for you to create space to cultivate your latent desire to sing.
After years of singing sporadically, I started singing again in my mid-thirties. At age 41, as a wife, and mother to two teens, I started taking voice lessons as a way to grow musically. Singing also served as an outlet while being a caregiver to my mother during her journey with Alzheimer’s.
What started out as a way to relieve stress and have something of my own to look forward to each week, turned into a resurgence of my love of singing and performing.
The biggest surprise and blessing was falling in love with learning about the voice, and ultimately becoming a Certified Throga Instructor (CTI). It was never in my plan to become a vocal coach, yet it was the thing that kept me in the daily routine of training my voice and singing. Guiding others on their singing journey continues to inspire me each day.
Your aspirations don’t necessarily have to be becoming the next Susan Boyle of Britain’s Got Talent, who later recorded her first album at age 48. You may want to simply sing for your own accomplishment, peace, and joy. That is more than enough reason.
If you secretly feel like a ‘late bloomer’, but don’t like the term, I understand. Hannah Hickok agrees and says the following in her article “Why saying ‘late bloomer’ is wrong” for BBC: “Many more people are finding their success later in life – so why do we still insist on using the term ‘late bloomer’?”
We can each define what success means to us. And as far as timing, all we have is now. So if you want to move forward with your singing, go for it! What does singing look like for you? Do you want to take voice lessons? Do you want to develop the vocal skills and stage presence to stand confidently at family gatherings and ‘sing your heart out’?
I encourage you to write down what you desire and take a step to move forward.
Your time is now: BLOOM!