Posts Tagged With: “The Voice” Open Audition

Day 1139: Wanted

I wanted to title this post “wanted” after I saw this Wanted Poster at my wanted job, yesterday:

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I saw that Wanted Poster yesterday while I was doing something I’ve wanted to do for a while:  sing my three possible audition songs for “The Voice” to people who wanted to hear them.   I asked  those people at work, “Which song might make me most wanted by the judges?”   People who wanted to hear all three songs yesterday wanted to tell me their wanted preferences, as follows:

“Mad World” was wanted by 15 people.

“The Lion Sleeps Tonight” was wanted by 5 people.

“Soothe” was wanted by 5 people.

I wanted a clear majority, so I now want to sing “Mad World” for my February 21 audition. (That’s the song WordPresser vanbytheriver has stated that she’s wanted me to sing.) If I’m wanted back, as I’ve wanted, to perform more audition songs for “The Voice,”  I’ll sing all three of those wanted songs.

In case you wanted to see other photos I wanted to take yesterday, here they are:

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I wanted to point out that the cat at the PetSmart shelter  was named “Michael,” just like my boyfriend. Michael wanted to take Michael home last night, but he knew that Oscar, Harley, and my wanted son Aaron haven’t wanted a third cat in the house.

I wonder whether this post is what you wanted today.

Before I end, I wanted to thank all who helped me create this “Wanted” post and also you — of course! — for wanting to read it.

Categories: personal growth, photojournalism | Tags: , , , , , , | 34 Comments

Day 1131: Anticipating feelings

Yesterday, in a therapy group, one of the members expressed a wish to anticipate feelings, in order to prepare for them.

I suggested, in that group, that it might be helpful to be more in the moment, rather than focusing on the future and what might be.

As I might have anticipated, I had mixed feelings about challenging other people’s feelings about what might help them.

Personally, I’ve been anticipating my own future feelings when I attend the Open Audition for “The Voice” on February 21, in Philadelphia.  I’ve been anticipating that I’ll feel

  • scared
  • confident
  • nervous
  • calm
  • insecure
  • numb
  • excited
  • disappointed
  • joyful
  • judged
  • judgmental
  • dismissed
  • accepted
  • vulnerable
  • happy
  • self-conscious
  • brave
  • diminished
  • liberated
  • relaxed
  • confused
  • anxious
  • alone
  • supported
  • paralyzed
  • energized
  • proud
  • rejected
  • irritated
  • irritating
  • depleted
  • energetic
  • terrified
  • reassured
  • lost
  • patient
  • impatient
  • friendly
  • anti-social
  • fulfilled
  • destroyed
  • peaceful
  • unsettled
  • impressed
  • relieved
  • and more  …

no matter what the outcome.

Wow!  Despite my suggestions to other people, I’m certainly anticipating feelings, aren’t I?

Last night, I had a dream filled with anticipated feelings about my upcoming “Voice” try-out, where I kept getting further and further away from the audition room, not knowing how to get back.

I’m feeling happy, now, that I always find my way back here, every day.

I also didn’t anticipate — before I started feeling and writing today’s “Anticipated Feelings” post — that all my photos from yesterday would be about feelings.

I’m not going to anticipate how you might feel about all this. Might you anticipate how I’d feel about a comment from you?

Heart-felt thanks to all those who helped me write this post and to you — of course! — for all your feelings, today.

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