Day 8: Sing in the Shower

Today’s creativity project challenge was interesting. And for me to say interesting means something, because I hate the word interesting. I hate how vague the word can be and how it doesn’t say much at all. But this challenge for today brought me out of my comfort zone.

Backstory: I shower twice a day. Once in the morning after I take my morning run. And once again at night before I go to bed. I decided to sing for both. I really don’t like the sound of my voice. It’s scratchy and high pitched and it still breaks every now and then despite being well past the point of puberty.

I sang in the shower and I ended up humming along to part of the opera “Carmen” and singing “Semi-Charmed Life” by Third Eye Blind. It felt silly, but all day I could feel how it affected it. I was upbeat. I was chipper. I felt better about meeting my last dissertation adviser. She made me feel like I was ready for this that my PhD is a real thing that is happening.

I feel strangely positive.

That’s what singing in the shower did for me. It made me feel positive. Music does that for me. I ended up being in such a good mood even though I know I have a lot of work to do, but I can do it. I just need to sing, hum and bounce along the way.

What about you? What does music do for you?


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