Glee is the biggest hit on TV this season. I admit – I’m one of the Gleeks. It’s actually very natural for me to be a Gleek because I grew up being part of the Glee club. Singing is one of the many talents that I have. I’m not a great singer – but I can sing the right notes --- which allows me to be part of a group performing the most amazing songs.
Growing up, I loved singing so much and being part of the Glee club – that it usually becomes the primary focus of my days in school. It was such a focus – that every time I am active in the Glee club – my grades suffer.
Competing and performing comes with the territory. It is true that I was fortunate enough to be part of really good school choirs. This was true when I was in Grade School and it was true in High School. This is why we typically get to compete not just in district competitions – we actually compete in Regional finals.
The most memorable part of the experience is when I actually messed up one of those Regional competitions. We were singing Gloria – and I was part of the First voice --- I was a kid so I can definitely hit the high notes like any Girl could. Performing in front of a large audience was Euphoric. I sang with my heart out --- and for reasons unknown to me, I sang a different note from what we had been practicing half of the year. My mistake cost us the competition and of course – that was one great life lesson for me. It didn’t stop me from competing nor from singing – but it did make me realize that I was not invincible.
Nowadays – I sing only when I have a gallon of Alcohol in me. I also sing in the bathroom. I stopped performing. I guess I grew up and realized that I can never be the greatest singer. So I focused on what I do best --- leading teams and working in a corporation.
But don’t get me wrong – I miss singing – and Glee has definitely brought back all the good memories that came with it.