i’ve just had a text from my singing teacher. she asked me if i wanted to perform at a gig thats coming up on may 31st. she said there was a set list of songs to choose from and she would send it to me later today and i could decide and then we could work on one together. if i do it it will be my first performance since i started vocal tuition. i’m excited. just to be asked, is an honour. i always think i am not that good and so the fact that she asked me was special to me. i hope there will be something on the list that i want to sing.
Tonight I want to introduce you to a blog friend of mine who is also blind and who struggles with mental illness. Her name is rayette. She lives in Illinois, and for this post I asked her a few questions which she kindly answered for me. Here are her answers. Also please check out her blog to find out more about her!
1 what got you into blogging?
I wanted to get into blogging to tell my story and inspire others.
2 what is your blog all aboutt?
My blog is about blindness and my struggles with dissociative identity disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, borderline personality disorder and major depressive disorder.
3 what are you passionate about in life?
I’m passionate about helping others through their struggles, and I’m also passionate about music, swimming, and books.
4 if you could meet anyone who would you choose and why?
If I could meet anyone in the world, it would be Natalie Grant because I love her music.
5 tell us a little bit about you?
I’m 23 and totally blind. I live with dissociative identity disorder, borderline personality disorder, post traumatic stress disorder and major depressive disorder. I love books, swimming and singing. I have a youtube channel as well. It’s at Blind Mental Health Support.
Rayettes blog is here
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My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging.
I had my singing lesson earlier this evening. I love singing and I really enjoy my lessons. We started working on a new song. I think its really beautiful. I cant remember the musical its from but its a farely new musical. I’ll put the video below, this is what I am now working on, will hopefully post some recordings of myself singing once I’ve a few songs completed.
For what it’s worth … it’s never too late, or in my case too early, to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit. Start whenever you want. You can change or stay the same. There are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people who have a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again.
From “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”