It is approximately 3 days until our Opera Excerpts here at Laurier, and Miss Opera Diploma is sick. I am not writing for sympathy, just to share what I am learning about myself during this period of illness.
I got sick on Saturday night with full fever, body aches and swollen glands. I was feverish all day Sunday. I was dreading Monday because not only did I have opera rehearsal, but I also had my Opera Nuova audition. So I decided that I would miss my morning classes to save my energy and then get to school for rehearsal and my audition. It wasn't feeling %100 in the morning, but I felt ok. I got to the school and I seemed fine.
I had my Opera NUOVA audition at 5:15 and it was the best audition I've ever had to date. Not only did I sing well, but I felt an electricity in the room that was very exciting. After that high, things started to go downhill. I went to opera rehearsal that evening, but I shouldn't have.
After a terrible night's sleep, I woke up this morning to discover that my cold had moved into my chest and I had a lovely cough. I was able to see a homeopath today and get some remedies and I am well on the mend.
What I learned from this experience was how amazing our mental capacity is. I was bed ridden on Sunday, but Monday was magic. I've learned that we can do anything if we put our minds to it. Tomorrow are the dress rehearsals. I plan to mark, but I still feel surprisingly great. I'm looking forward to Friday. I can honestly be thankful that this didn't start on Thursday, in time for me to be sick on Friday.
I'm still not feeling the best, but I wont let it stop me. Don't get me wrong, I will take care of myself, but I will remind my body that there is work to be done. Singing is my life and sickness wont stop me.
Looking forward to Friday. Hope to see you all there and healthy!