Do it with "No Voice"

I always attempt to remix songs especially in my head and yes the song that went through my head when I wrote the title is Waka Flocka’s “No hands”. Don’t judge me! This song is definitely a guilty pleasure as Wale titled it on his mixtape and I love it!

I even found this cool “no voice” picture on google. These are attempts to “swag” my blog;-)

But yeah…. OMG! I definitely lost my voice last week Thursday!!! I literally woke up Friday morning whispering. Mind you Friday morning I was on my way to visit my twin sister and perform a couple of nights in DC too. It was ridiculous. I’m not sure what went down. I’m innocent I tell you! All I know is I was minding my business living life, doing what I gots to do when Tuesday this sickness hit me out of no where! Im talking I had a temperature, no energy, an upset stomach, with a major headache. Call me crazy but I still didn’t miss Improv class but immediately went home after and went to sleep. I woke up the next day feeling STRAIGHT, not all the way one hundred percent but I was mobile then when it first hit me. So I went through my daily routine and Thursday is when the voice was starting to act up so I told myself to drink tea but I forgot. So yeah as you can see innocent and then Friday I didn’t have a voice.

I was a little scared. I even went on voice arrest which was the hardest thing ever!!! I’m used to being loud and screaming when I want to! I could barely laugh out loud! Could you imagine life with no LOL???? Be very afraid!!! Not too many things scare me in these streets neither because I’m in my head “I’m self made you just affiliated” (see this is why I shouldn’t listen to music).

So yeah the dilemma was should I perform or not. Some of my friends were like you may need to just chill cuz you can hurt something and then other friends were like use your voice as something to make fun of, suggesting I incorporate it in my set. Yall I didn’t know what to do but I really wanted to perform to test myself. A lot of things shouldn’t be done and should be played safe blah blah blah but my heart was saying “thug it out”.

That’s what I ended up doing and i had fun! Like Friday night I performed two sets and the first one didn’t go too well, was a low key bomb if a bomb can even be low key but yeah lol…. Honestly even through the struggle I had a good time! Like I really enjoyed myself on stage and some of the audience enjoyed it too! (notice I said some others looked concerned) I sounded so terrible! My life I tell you! You wake up one day and BOOM no voice.

But you know what… this is what its about though. Living and learning and this was a wake up call. My voice is my instrument and a necessary tool for me to perform. A lot of things I do may not be in the best interest for my voice and I need to start being more conscious about that. I wont be walking around here like a mute but unfortunately I may not be able to sing all around the city like I do, sorry fans!! lol 😛

Overall I’m just glad to know that even “no voice” can get in the way of what I really want to do! It makes me think of all the other things that could possibly create a road block but after this situation I feel like I can turn anything into road assistance:-)

So whatever you think is in the way of you doing what you want to do remember “do it with no voice”

Wrecklessly of course:-P

-Aminah

2 Comments

  1. February 28, 2011 / 8:45 pm

    I’m still so proud of you! You love what you do and that is the most important thing. Since it is your passion, you will be making people laugh your whole life. You’ve only been doing this for a little over a year. Girl, you’re good! lol

    Keep working hard. Your “grind” (i hate that word) is inspirational.

    #teamaminah

  2. February 28, 2011 / 8:51 pm

    That’s powerful!!! Keep up the good work and SYAU! LOL

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