There is a deep veil of tired over many people, myself included, right now.
We are tired of the pandemic, tired of social media, tired of people dying, and tired of the contentiousness of this moment — just exhausted. Every part of us wants to return to normal that is to some pattern from the time before. It is a tempting proposition.
It is the most normal, human thing to want to ignore what frightens us and go back to what feels good. But that choice requires you to choose silence, to choose disassociation, and this is a blog about Voice.
So go ahead and say, “I hate this.” Say, “I’m tired.” Construct and voice a sentence of such length and obscenity that it makes you blush (this one is probably best left for private use). Say all the things out loud because this disruption is crucial. There is growth, and understanding on the other side of this thorny mess.
Take breaks, take breaths, and try to stay in the reality of the moment.
This Friday at 12:30 pm EDT, Gina will host an office hour over Zoom that will also be live on FB. These will be short voice alignment sessions aimed at voice skills building. Come to the Zoom for the session and/or to ask any questions you have about voice function or practice or just join me over FB Live. Register here or watch it live on the GROW Voice FB page. I hope to see you there.
Gina Razón is the principal voice specialist at GROW Voice LLC, a full-service voice and speech studio in Boston’s Back Bay. She has over 16 years of experience both as a teacher of voice and speech, and a voraciously curious voice user. Gina has worked professionally as a classical singer for over a decade and more recently as a professional public speaker. For more information on the studio or to book Gina visit www.growvoice.com.