I did something in September that I told myself, that no matter how much I try to chicken out, I am going to do it no matter what. And, that is enter a talent contest.
I always enjoyed watching American Idol, and wondered what it would feel like to sing in front of a large group of people, and people came up to me after the show and told me what a great job I did. People I didn't even know. I didn't win, but they said it was pretty close. I sang in front of 300 people, and nervous as hell.
But, I told myself, I'm going to do better next year. Already planning my show. But, the contest I entered isn't just about singing, it was also based on looks, and, a kind of interview portion. And, the guy who won was a professional entertainer with 4 years of music training. And, he was hot. Found out he was also recruited by the venue to compete, and I was the only non experienced volunteer.