Monday night I learned an important lesson about second chances.
You need to take them.
My friends and I had a karaoke Girls Night Out.
All four of them knocked it out of the park.
I mean, they really were the best ones there and sang amazing songs that got the crowd pumping.
One even rapped Eminem's "Lose Yourself" from 8 Mile.
Another friend was offered a drink by a man who fell in love with her amazing singing abilities.
After a bunch of poking and prodding I reluctantly went up and sang.
I didn't know the song very well and it was way harder than I thought it would be.
I sat back down to a lukewarm applause and tiny pats on the back.
I knew I would kick myself if I didn't get back up there and sing again.
An hour or so later I got up again and chose a song that even though wasn't very exciting,
it was one I was comfortable with.
And you know what happened?
I sang my heart out and people loved it.
They cheered, they sang along, and they got so into it I felt like I was at a concert
(that's a little bit of an exaggeration but it was so fun!).
Two girls even started recording me on their iPhones.
Okay, that was a little weird. But I guess flattering?
So, lesson learned.
When you have a second chance, take it.
It might not turn out very good or it might rock your world.
You might as well take the chance to have your world rocked.
ps... the song I sang was "You Were Meant For Me" by Jewel.
There was a table of six guys in front of me who sang it louder than everyone else.
Who knew it would be such a great Karaoke song?
all images from Wikipedia
yep, I said Wiki. Not a primary source, I know.