JenSop: The Singing Traveler!

Idealist. Dreamer. Singer. Explorer.

Mind over matter…

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I have a lot of stuff to do tonight to get ready for tomorrow’s flight, but I’m trying not to rush around like a crazy person, and just relax.  I was just catching a few rays outside, and now I will leisurely run some errands.  Why would I spend that extra valuable time sitting outside?  ‘Cause I need to calm my crazy stressed self down.  I’m trying not to be nervous about the big upcoming audition, but I’ll admit that it’s challenging me.  Just the getting ready has me stressed a bit.  EVERYTHING has to be done tonight: packing, printing up extra resumes, one more practice session, and figuring out my airport parking.  I already took care of a ton of other things after getting home from substitute teaching today.  (And the students were very understanding today when I was straight up honest about having to rest my voice for a big audition.  I needed them to be on their best behavior and keep the noise down – and they did – plus many were excited for me.)  🙂

Tomorrow I have two princess party gigs to work at.  I’m going to be Rapunzel in the morning, and Cinderella in the afternoon.  Then after that, it’s straight on to the airport.  (The 2nd gig is down near Philly, and I’m flying out of Philly.)  So I have to be out the door around 10:30am tomorrow – in full princess hair, makeup, and costume – ready for the gigs AND my trip.  No pressure.

I’ve kind of decided that the audition de-stress strategy I’m going to use is the “F–k It” one.  (I wrote about this technique a bit ago in another blog post.)  I seriously have to take the heavy pressure off of myself and stop worrying about being perfect, and rather think “F–k it!  I’m just going to have a fun time singing!”  It’s when you take that pressure off, that you’ll perform so much better.

So we’ll see.  My mantra will be relax and hydrate, relax and hydrate, relax and hydrate….



A HUGE thanks to the wonderful friends who chipped in to make this quick audition trip possible – you will get your own blog entry as a thank you!  Thank you for being angels on Earth!



My audition is Tuesday afternoon.  (So to my US friends – send me good vibes in the morning – because of the time difference!)

Of course you all know I’ll let you know how it goes.  (Duh.  You know me by now.)  🙂

On that thought, I think it’s time to run those errands and grab some dinner!



Author: JenSop

One of my favorite quotes is, "If your dreams don't scare you, they're not big enough." I guess I've been a dreamer all my life - I set my sights high and then I try to reach the sky. Some might call me a naive idealist, but that's just the way I am. I believe in always taking the high road, I believe in true love, and I believe in treating people the way you want to be treated. If you put good out into the world, good will come back to you! Being the dreamer that I am, I pursued singing as my primary life's calling - I've got two degrees in classical voice under my belt, and I sing just about anything under the sun. I also love a good adventure. Over the past few years, I've done quite a bit of world traveling, and have even lived abroad for stretches at a time: mostly in Vienna (Austria) and Croatia. A few years ago, I was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time, and I became a travel agent who specializes in Disney vacations. (Seriously, I KNOW Disney - I've been going regularly since I was a little girl - and I LOVE it!) And with all my experience traveling and living in Europe, I'm becoming quite the specialist in that travel category as well. (And last year, I started working as a Tour Director in Central Europe!) As to the other juicy details of my life - I'm originally from Pennsylvania, I'm married to an awesome Croatian man named Miloš who is the BEST adventure partner a girl could ask for. (He's also an expert on knowing how to make me smile.) He's truly the love of my life! I've also had all kinds of other jobs along the way, besides singer and travel pro. (Which is pretty standard for those of us who went to school for music.) I've worked part time weekends as a Disney Princess look-alike for children's parties. I've been teaching for almost 20 years, and have lots of experience in retail and customer service. Oh, and I should also probably mention that I'm a huge Lord of the Rings/Star Trek nerd! :-) Let's all go along for an adventure, shall we?

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