OK, so youth band tonight wasn’t half bad. I KNOW I was off-pitch but I knew where we were in the songs and I knew where to come 99% of the time. That is HUGE. Wanna know what helped? One of the guitarist that was not there at practice yesterday got on the stage with a mic and sang with me. He’s not a great singer either but because he’s playing, he knows EXACTLY when to come in. Now with him giving me more confidence in the timing, I feel more open to singing louder. And not saying it was great, but it was a vast improvement. AND turns out he has a keyboard so he’s going to bring it next week and I think one of our other leaders that plays keyboard on Sunday morning is going to give it a whirl (don’t worry, Jaynee, I’ve still got you on MY LIST and will let you know how it goes). As much as I’ve whined and complained this week, tonight I’m pumped because I see hope!