Monday, November 26, 2012
typically i like to try a new recipe, especially with some new ingredient i've yet to try [which lets be honest, i have a very limited pallet. this week i've have a delicious wild rice soup with artichoke hearts in it...] and last week i tried zumba for the first time [so much fun! i am seriously so ridiculously uncoordinated though. and my butt sweat an awful lot....an AWFUL amount. that happen to anyone else?]. sometimes i'll put myself out there and try talking to someone new and inviting them to do something or i'll go exploring a new place.
today i did something extremely terrifying to me- i conducted singing time in primary [insert shriek here]. i have been teaching the ctr 5 class for a while, taught primary in the past and have even conducted music in relief society but nothing quite prepares you for singing time. i volunteered for a friend who was going out of town because i'm also in charge of the ward christmas party and we wanted the primary to sing a new song in two weeks.
as you all now, i'm really one to shy away from the limelight [cough...cough] but standing in front of 30 curious eyes with 5 strict primary leaders in the back and 5 bored ones in the audience just terrified me. luckily LOTS of people were gone....unfortunately that included the pianist. luckily my mother put me in lessons for years and years....unfortunately i didn't pay attention that good. granted, i've got the hymns down but not so much the children's book. i ended up playing music for primary then did double duty during singing time and got the kids to learn the whole song in 20 minutes! go me!
oh, did i mention i got called out in sacrament meeting? i did. some speakers were MIA and my mother was there [hence why my bishop called me.... mom you are hereby banned from our ward] so i got called up to share my testimony- another terrifying moment! go me!
now that i've done that, here are a couple other things that terrify me that i want to do one day:
- bungee jump
- skydive too while i'm at it
- learn to grill, on a real grill. not mr. foreman's.
- go back to school for my masters
- have another kid
- then have 2 more after that
- cook a turkey by myself
- travel.... london, paris, italty, switzerland, hawaii, africa, china
- run anything longer then a 5k
- write something of worth
- ride a mechanical bull
- coach lacrosse again
style='border: none; background: transparent;'/>