JenSop: The Singing Traveler!

Idealist. Dreamer. Singer. Explorer.


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I thought I’d do a quick post for some general updates.


First – something my FB friends already know – I didn’t get the gig.


This is the life of a performer – always more rejections than offers.  That’s just the way it works.  Yes, it totally sucks.  But you kind of either have to get used to it, or get out of the business.  It’s just unfortunate that I had to travel so far to actually get to this audition, only to feel the all-too-familiar rejection.  But I’m trying to think positively – I got to enjoy a couple of lovely days in Vienna and see some of my friends while I was there as well.  Everything happens for a reason, so perhaps there’s more to all of this that will play out in the future…


Second, I apparently picked up a nasty cold while I was there (my sore throat started on the plane ride home) and I’m having to take heavy duty cough medicine to keep from hacking up my lungs.  I hate coughing this much.  It’s SO bad for the vocal cords.  So I’m now in full singer paranoia mode – not because I have anything coming up on my singing schedule, but because all this coughing is freaking me out with worry that I might be causing some kind of damage to my cords.


And I just wish that on this trip I could have made it over to France – and flown home from there.  Even if I could have seen Miloš for a few hours, I would have considered it to be worth it.  Sigh…


In the meantime, I’m back to my “normal” life in the States for now.  Trying to keep busy while counting down the days until I get to head overseas again.  Just two months to go until I get to see my handsome man again.  My daydreams of late are all about us together in the warm sunshine by the lovely Adriatic Sea.  I hope those two months fly by.






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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