Life is crazy for sure. But I love every second I get to live! What I find funny about my life is my faith seems to coincide with every area of my life. I'm at that point where I crave daily scripture and conversations with God! When I am hurt, I turn to Him. When I am filled with joy, I thank Him because I know it is from Him!! I think we often forget that God WANTS us to be happy. I am definitely guilty of the thought "I don't deserve this, I need to be miserable because that's what I deserve." That's not true! We're made in His image, so why would He want us to be unhappy? Thank goodness for salvation!
I recently heard from two colleges I'm interested in: Boston Conservatory approved my prescreening and invited me to audition! And I have applied to Ole Miss and will be auditioning there in March. We recently bought my plane ticket to San Francisco, as I am auditioning at their Conservatory on February 12. Wonderfully busy!! I pray I can focus enough to prepare perfectly for it all, and that I honor the gifts God gave me for His glory.
I'm also in rehearsals every night it seems for our upcoming opera, The Merry Widow by Franz Lehar. This English comedy is one I have been enjoying immensely! Who doesn't love dancing the can can? Who doesn't love flirting with older men? ;) The opera also has some gorgeous music that makes my heart melt. I often miss chorus cues in rehearsal because I'm watching our leads and falling in love with their voices.
And on that note, (haha, note ;) ), I am now going to study some more music as I have two competitions coming up this month!
In bocca al lupo!
1 Chronicles 16:11 Seek the LORD and his strength; seek his presence continually!
Exodus 15:2 The LORD is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation; this is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him.
Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me.