A milestone... and FAWM deserves so much credit!

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  • @barbara  7 weeks

    In one week, on Saturday, I am going to be doing something I have never agreed to do before. I'll be singing a song at my friend's very small wedding. She requested "Give Yourself to Love" as performed by Kate Wolf. I'd never heard it before, so I've learned it. Her teenage son and another dear friend will be supplying really great dual guitar backing and supplying their Peter and Paul to my Mary.

    I just want to share my gratitude for this community, because this would have been unthinkable for me to consider when I first found FAWM in 2010. I'd been playing since my early teens, but I was so ambivalent about being heard. It is through this challenge and 50/90 that I have gotten comfortable with risking it and really blossomed. So now, when my dear friend asks me if I will sing at her wedding, all I felt was "Yes!" FAWM, this is your fault, lol!

  • @airbagtester  7 weeks

    Congratulations! 😁 You're gonna nail it.

  • @kahlo2013  7 weeks

    Awesome! What a special event!

  • @nancyrost  7 weeks

    That's great, Barbara! I can totally hear you singing that, too. πŸ˜€

  • @cynthiawolff  7 weeks

    Awesome you will be wonderful

  • @barbara  7 weeks

    @airbagtester , @kahlo2013 , @nancyrost
    Thank you for your support!

    I hope this will be a stepping stone to being willing to share some original songs publicly -- that's a first yet to come!

  • @zecoop  7 weeks

    Wow @barbara - That is very exciting and I'm sure you will do a wonderful job. How exciting. FAWM did something similar for me when I started in 2011, when I took some of my songs and played/sang them at open mics. Never ever had done anything like that. Terrifying, but so satisfying.

    Have fun!!

  • @tcelliott  7 weeks

    Awesome! Go get 'em, girl.

  • @toms  7 weeks

    Fabulous! We want video! πŸ˜€

  • @barbara  7 weeks

    Thanks, @cynthiawolff & @tcelliott; taking in your encouragement!
    and yeah, @zecoop, interesting correlation between "terrifying" and "satisfying" isn't there? I think that's the lesson.

  • @barbara  7 weeks

    @toms: good point! I'll have to see who has any storage left on their iphone; i know i don't, after this FAWM!

  • @andygetch  7 weeks

    @barbara you have a beautiful voice and the love will flow through πŸ˜€

  • @owl  7 weeks

    @barbara that's fantastic, congrats on this milestone! Happy that we as a community could help make it happen. You're a great musician and I'm glad the world gets to hear that.

  • @sherrycanary  7 weeks

    Congratulations.
    You will be fabulous.
    You ARE fabulous

  • @barbara  7 weeks

    @andygetch, @owl, @sherrycanary
    Thank you all for building my confidence over time, and for cheering me on in this special case too!
    😊

  • @cts  7 weeks

    Congratulations, @barbara! That is all kinds of wonderful! Since discovering FAWM, I've also blossomed and started playing more in front of audiences and not being afraid of not being able to "keep up" with the musicians. It's a great time for you!

  • @stevenwesleyguiles  7 weeks

    FAWM has this effect on people! Congratulations! How exciting that a song created her will go to make someone's wedding a special day!

  • @barbara  7 weeks

    @stevenwesleyguiles
    Almost. She selected a song by another artist. The triumph was that I didn't back down from her invitation to sing, period. I haven't been a willing performer. When people want to hear my songs, the best I usually can do is press the play button on my demo, and even that was progress. But I aim to keep climbing the ladder of realized personal expression. Thanks for your support!

  • @stevenwesleyguiles  7 weeks

    @barbara I'm dumb!! I obviously didn't read your first post closely enough. Either way, how awesome that FAWM gave you the guts to move out of your comfort zone like that! πŸ˜€

  • @barbara  7 weeks

    @stevenwesleyguiles - exactly!

  • @klaus 7 weeks

    @barbara You have such a nice voice! It's almost a crime against humankind if you don't sing in public, like every day.

  • @fearlessflight2014  7 weeks

    That’s beautiful! I’m glad that this community helped in some way.

  • @devin  7 weeks

    Wow @barbara ... this is great.

    And I know you will awesome it. I find your voice top shelf!

  • @barbara  7 weeks

    Thank you all for that amazing support and ultra encouragement! I'm getting excited about it!

  • @tiller2  7 weeks

    A wedding...I am so happy for you πŸ˜€ And for FAWMers, who will feel a bit of collective joy in your progress.

  • @pcob1993  2 weeks

    Wow Barb,... I find it hard to believe you've never performed... I love your songs and style, they'll be standing on the tables throwing roses.... you'll crush the gig.... congratulations.
    Pearse

  • @pcob1993  2 weeks

    Wow Barb,... I find it hard to believe you've never performed... I love your songs and style, they'll be standing on the tables throwing roses.... you'll crush the gig.... congratulations.
    Pearse

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