"I'll find you in the morning sun, and when the night is new. I'll be looking at the moon, but I'll be seeing you." - Billie Holiday
Y'all, last night was a dream come true and SO MUCH FUN!
I had the pleasure of performing for a local church's concert series, which meant I got to sing/play a selection of favorites from the Great American Songbook and Broadway. I was joined by the church's incredibly talented pianist who introduced and accompanied me.
We titled the evening "Count Your Blessings: A Thanksgiving Show," and it truly did feel like a night of warmth and gratitude.
This was my first official "show" (where people come specifically FOR the music) in person.
I can't tell you how amazing it feels to hold an audience's rapt attention for that long!
And to think that I LEARNED how to do this. Which means you can, too.
Songs and stories are powerful. The important part is figuring out how to connect.
This is me glowing after the concert :D
Flash forward to this morning...I've been trying for a few hours now to get the video footage from the show off of my phone (the file's so large that it's causing problems).
When I do figure out this issue, I'll send y'all a snippet to watch!
In the meantime, I'm recognizing that all I truly need are the memories in my head and heart--seeing the smiles on people's faces, watching them interact and hearing their kind words after about how I "transported back to their childhood."
So I'm reminding myself to count my blessings, and I hope you do too!
Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving,
Ashley Orlando is a jazz vocalist/ukulele artist and coach who helps growth-focused leaders find their voice, grow their presence & amplify their impact.