I am a BIG fan of karaoke.
Ask my friends.
There’s no “I’m only going to sing one song” with me. I put 5 songs in the hat and ask that the Dr. Peppers keep coming.
I enjoy karaoke because no one is concerned with perfection.
You will not sound just like Ed Sheeran or Taylor Swift. And that’s okay!
Of course, being able to carry a tune helps, but no one is disappointed if you can’t.
I know there are other karaoke lovers out there.
Even for those of who wouldn’t sing karaoke for a million dollars, I know you sing in the shower or in the car.
We all need a creative outlet and that’s why everyone loves music.
There’s a reason bands have the biggest tribes in the world.
“Look at them,” we think, “they get to do what they love for a living.”
I wish school and work was more like karaoke night at the local greasy spoon. More people would be willing to be creative, to put themselves out there.
Everyone is creative. There is no exception.
But many of us are afraid to write, to sing, to dance, to paint–whatever it is you do.
Maybe someone laughed at you.
Maybe your parents discouraged you.
Maybe a teacher called you dumb.
Critics are everywhere and they want you to stay small. Most of the time, though, it has nothing to do with you. They want you to stay small because their dreams were crushed or they’re jealous.
I want to encourage you to stop hiding. Don’t be afraid to show up.
Take some advice from a karaoke lover: Sing your hardest. Quit trying to be perfect.