Breezy Days: Fa La La La La

Fa La La La La

December 18, 2011
Here is my Christmas-y church attire for today.
I sang a solo in church today and ROCKED it.
{Here is the sheet music-When Mary Sang Her Lullaby}
I love love love to sing.

The worst part about singing in front of people is the waiting part.
At the beginning I'm like yeah! I can do this and not mess up!
Then I start fidgeting, my mouth starts getting dry, my hands get sweaty, my body starts shaking, then it's finally my turn, and I feel like a newborn giraffe trying to walk up to the podium.

Even with all the times I've sung in church meetings, baptisms, auditions, national anthems in high school, or even giving the announcements over the school loud speaker every day, I still get these mini heart attacks. I kick myself in the tush that I've done this how many freaking times and I still am a mess?
But.
I don't know what it is, because as soon as I get up the microphone, all the jitters go away.
I open my mouth and start singing along to the melody of the piano, and lose myself in the music.
Hitting every high note, breathing at the right times, and looking at the faces in the crowd enjoying the peaceful melodic line of the song.
This is one of my favoritest feelings in the whole entire world.

Other than drinking hot chocolate and snuggling. Obviously.
Maybe one of these days I'll put up a lil' video of one of my favorite songs to sing.
We'll see how confident I am to put up a video of me singing for the world to see.
Yikes!
Dress, Bracelet: Fossil. Shoes: ?. Sweater, Belt: Loft. Necklace: gift. Lipstick: Revlon.

In the meantime, go listen to the new "She & Him" Christmas album by my girl crush, Zooey Deschanel, or Michael Buble's Christmas album.

Merry almost Christmas!
<3 Bri

9 comments :

amanda said...

I love red & black together! Those heels are amazing!

And that's so awesome you sang solo!! Wow, I could never ever do that. <3

Bri Rios said...

Especially with Christmas coming up I love wearing red and black everyday! And thank you! Even after all my years of singing in front of crowds it still scares the holy tar out of me. haha!

Ashley said...

Oh my gosh, I wish I was as brave as you to get up and sing in front of huge crowds. I'm lucky if I can belt anything out in the shower or car haha

P.S. I've chosen you for the versatile blogger award. check out my post tomorrow (tuesday) to see what its all about :)

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Bri Rios said...

Aw thank you! Let me tell ya, it's taken years and years for me to get up in front of crowds!
And thanks so much for picking me! I don't know what the award is but I'm stoked! haha
I'll check it out tomorrow :)

Elizabeth said...

You look WONDERFUL!! Now I have to go and get that She and Him album....

Brittany said...

LOVEEE the outfit! Merry almost Christmas to you, too!

Bri Rios said...

The She&Him album is really cute :) And thanks Brittany!! You are too sweet!

erica marie said...

Love this dress, I have a thing for ruffles :) I think it's a good thing that you still get the jitters, so awesome that you can sing. Cute blog girl, I'm following. Hope you can stop by soon.

xo erica

Bri Rios said...

Thanks Erica! And I have never really been a huge fan of ruffles, but I don't know what it is with this dress, it's way festive :)