When I was in elementary school I was in the school choir. I loved singing and had no hesitation about the tone, pitch or quality of my voice. As I entered middle school and high school, I lost confidence in my voice and stopped singing anywhere others gathered. The car, booming down the road with the radio cranked up, became my venue of choice. The less confident I became, the worse my voice got. I never was a Barbra or a Bette, but I had joy in the experience. That left.
Last night I went to a Christmas Carol singing class. It is a four part class that ends with public caroling. I was awful, but they were accepting. The director is so wonderful and kind. I just might have a chance at finding a voice again. I definitely will find joy.