Glee is my new favorite show.
Very few people in my life have ever known about my dream of singing and performing. Honestly I would have to say only 2 people really know the depths of this dream. For some reason I feel compelled to share this with everyone. So as you read it if you have nothing nice to say, please don't share it with me because I am taking a risk and sharing my childhood thoughts and dreams with you that simply became a part of my adult thoughts and dreams.
You see, I'm an only child so I have a very creative imagination. When I was little I would create story lines to have my Barbie dolls, Flat Folks, and Polly Pockets play out. In each set I had a girl that was my favorite, that I imagined would be me in the plot. This little girl was always the shy, quiet, hard-working girl who secretly loved to sing. She would always have a best guy friend who would eventually see her for who she really was and fall in love with her (much like Taylor Swift's song "You Belong with Me"). At some point someone would overhear her singing and help her pursue her dreams because they believed she could make a difference.
I know it might seem silly, but that was and secretly still has been my dream. Throughout my life I have always loved music, especially when I can jam along, like in my car. Thankfully Peter is extremely supportive and lets me belt it out on road trips. He's the best! Anyway, even though I was in choir from 4th - 12th grade, I never was brave enough to do anything outside the choir bubble. I absolutely loved all of my directors, groups, and performances, but I let my dream stop there.
That being said, when I started watching the show Glee my imagination ran wild and I began to picture myself as a part of the cast. From interviews, to tweets, to shows, the cast seems so down-to-earth and fun! How incredible is it that they get to sing, dance, and portray the hardships of high school, relationships, and striving to make it big all in one?! The show is inspiring to so many, I mean how many shows have won a Golden Globe with only having aired and taped half of one season?!
Oh, and did I mention that the actors do their own singing?! How marvelous! The show has officially been picked up for season two and is currently searching for new actors, which will be aired prior to the season two premiere.
All this to say that with the wonderful encouragement from my husband, I am officially planning on submitting an audition tape. I mean the odds of being selected to even have a face-to-face audition are extremely slim considering how many talented people there are across the nation, but I know if I don't do this that I will always wonder and wish I at least had sent something in.
I will leave you with this link to a preview of the show. Glee