So, I wrote earlier today how stressed I was feeling, etc... Well, I just had to post on how different I feel after coaching! Music is so wonderful that way! I just met with my vocal coach and sang through all of the Puccini repertoire and it went great! I feel optimistic and light-hearted and excited about going to Italy. All of a sudden those little details, such as cleaning my house, have just faded away. My vocal coach, and accompanist friends, Jeremy & Karen, are all going to Graz, Austria this summer for their own summer festival - so they know all about how I am feeling and can be excited for me. They also remind me to HAVE FUN!
So - I am now having fun! My day is much better now! Thanks Robert!