What a weekend I had. Got on a red-eye cross-country flight on Friday. Flight was delayed so I made it into Boston at around 8:45 am ET on Saturday. With a crooked neck and numb bottom I made it there safely. I was able to rest for a few hours and then it was time to work. Rehearsal was number one on the list and took a good portion of the afternoon, then my little sister ( “the marketing director” of the group ) wanted to film a few greeting videos for our website so on we went to do that.
Sunday came, rather quickly, and it was time to bring it…so we did. We rehearsed with the band and then it was time to get ready. Heels, make up, accessories and butterflies, in my stomach that is. There is something about those last 5 minutes before going on stage when I feel like running away and not getting on, when all my insecurities come to mind. Will they like us? Are they going to like the songs? Are we good? oh gosh, what if I fall on stage? what if a booger sticks out of my nose without me knowing? I mean, you name it, I feel it. Those five minutes are the most intense of the whole journey and I’ll tell you something else, those are the most important too. If I don’t go through that moment of vulnerability then I’m not able to appreciate the trust the audience puts in me and consequently I wont be able to give them what they came to get. Performance was amazing, we rocked the house. We got standing ovation, oh yes we did, and we feel really pleased with our delivery. We introduced a few songs of our new upcoming album. It was really magical.
I got off stage and got escorted to a car to drive me to the airport to get on a flight back home to my family. I landed in LA at 10:50pm PT. I made it home and home feels good. Today I got up (don’t know how), had two shots of espresso (I know how), got the kids ready (don’t know how) and took them to school (still don’t know how) like nothing ever happened. Yes, I’m in slow motion and in desperate need of a nap but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Now, time for a double capuccino PLEASE.
til next time,