Happy Holidays

When things get a bit boring around here, you can pretty much count on me to bring you yet another embarrassing story about something I’ve done. Since this particular thing already lives on the interwebs, I’ve decided there’s no reason a few more [mostly] horsey strangers shouldn’t see it too.

So, here’s a little secret. I, kind of, sing. I’ve always liked singing, and for a while I wanted to, and a few years ago did, take vocal lessons. I found my riding background to actually be extremely helpful in these lessons, as it requires small but precise control of the diaphragm and other muscles, as well as obviously exercising skills in rhythm, etc. I also used singing as a way to push myself out of my comfort zone, particularly when it came to public speaking (singing) and sang the National Anthem a couple times for the Carolina Mudcats.

Around the holidays one year, my coach suggested I try out for a small role- singing Christmas songs as people took their seats before a Christmas play. The problem was, I was sick, and couldn’t make the audition. So I went with plan B- record myself singing and send the person in charge a link. Let’s note- person. Not people. But unbeknownst to me, there are a lot of people interested in this particular song, and my video has over 20,000 views. People, my bed is unmade in the background, and I obviously didn’t care to even re-record the thing when Drake walks into the room! But there it is.

So from me to you, another embarrassing/vulnerable/laughable moment in the life of Britt. Happy holidays.

 

PS, how awkward is it when you don’t know whether to look into the camera or not? Ugh. And let’s not even talk about the video preview image. Please.

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12 thoughts on “Happy Holidays

  1. So pretty! Congrats on 20k views 🙂 I like to sing too, but have little range and not much projection… so I’ve never considered vocal lessons. They sound fun though.

    • I definitely struggle with any kind of projection, so I always knew I would never be some kind of superstar 😉 – but the lessons made me feel more confident serenading my car dashboard!

  2. You have such a beautiful voice! It took me soooo long to even sing by myself in the car…now I just turn the radio up super loud to drown out my singing.

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