My Real Life

August 20, 2015

Gone Country

I have an on-again/off-again relationship with country music.

I think it’s safe to say that I hated country music for a good 37 years.

Then, I decided to give it a listen, and I found that the country music of today isn’t quite like the country music of my childhood.

It had a beat, it had a story, and I found myself liking it more and more, until it is now one of the most listened to stations in my car.

However, every now and then, I’ll have my fill, and stay away for a few months, if only for the fact that there aren’t as many country artists as there are mainstream, and so if you listen for a few hours, it all begins to repeat itself.

But, it’s safe to say, I’m a country fan.

So, imagine my delight when some of my fellow teachers approached me and asked if I’d like to channel my inner Miranda Lambert for the student/staff Talent Show, this past spring.

I said yes, they said they’d sing back-up, and here’s what we did:

That. Was. Fun.

I love to perform, I love an audience, but more than anything, I loved playing with my colleagues.

We had a blast practicing, changing things, refining the act, and when it was over, the talk turned to “What should we do next year?”

Life is so much better when you enjoy the people you work with, and they embrace your weird.

Which is lucky for me.

Because most of me … is weird.

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