Vision Board for 2019!

2018 is done and I for one am ready for the good times in 2019!

So much so that I created a few things to share with ya’ll 🙂

First up is my super awesome vision board! This was so much fun to do that I’m thinking of making it a new tradition for NYE. This chick has many, many, MANY goals for next year, so this was a little challenging to narrow down to just a few to share.

How did I do it? Well, with the help of Canva and Unsplash of course 🙂

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Okay! Now let’s discuss.

First up are the academics. I soooooo need to complete my BA in 2019.

Not just so I can stay in South Korea longer if I want to, but having that done will no longer be looming over my head. Yes, it will cost me a grip to finish but surprisingly, once I have it, ya girl is looking at MAJOR career possibilities now that I’m overseas.

And speaking of being overseas, I want to travel more. With my contract, it may be a little difficult, but I can at least get to know my city and those within a 3 hour bus ride radius, right?

All future travels are for sure solo!

After more failed attempts to meet folks in Seoul, I am just done with group meetups.

I think about the money I’ve spent trying to make those trips happen and …

 

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Yeah. Something like that.

So, no more working on multiple folks time slots, available dates, and interests.

Just my own. YAAAAAAASSSSSSSS!

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In between my future travel plans, taking online classes, and working my pretty awesome job, I want to take the KIIP (Korean Immigration and Integration Placement) exam. You know, just in case I finish my BA by next February and want to see what other amazing careers await me in South Korea.

That and the fact that I really, really, REALLY want to improve my listening and speaking in Korean skills. Right now I have plans to register for the exam on January 2nd for the beginning of April. There are 5 levels and I would like to place in level 3.

You all will for sure hear more about that journey on my YouTube channel.

Which brings me to my next goal – growing my channel! I honestly did not think it would be possible, but over the last few weeks I’ve been gaining a healthy number of subscribers and want to keep the momentum going all through out the next year.

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I also plan on bringing back the ‘Soprano’ in Soprano Musings.  Sigh.

I miss singing ya’ll. So much so that with my hectic schedule, I plan to make time to practice my old voice lessons and sharing the re-glowup journey with you all.

Yeah, I know it is a lot. But I also know that I’m worth it.

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So let the celebration begin!

I have created a NYE Playlist for you Musings on my channel. Check it out by clicking here and while you are there, be sure to subscribe!

Until next year Musings!

Be inspired. Stay inspiring.

-Soprano Musings

 

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Day 17: I Know What I Want

There is a new bar spot downtown that I keep thinking about.

And how I want to make it a staple for my alter ego in the worst way!

*At least over the next year – while I am still in town :-)*

The name of the bar is ‘The Studio’. I went there after the last Music Walks with some friends and fell hard for this place. Inside is a small bar with local brewery, old school R&B playing thanks to Pandora, and there is local art shown throughout the place.

The ‘ohmygawd’ moment was the main chill area – it’s set up as…a studio 🙂

There’s even a sound booth with the ‘On Air’ sign above it. In front of that is a plug and play stage with set lights (that I could not keep myself away from-lol). I FLOVE IT!

I would love to take that stage!

My alter ego wants to take that stage!

Just the overall vibe of this place was calling to me while I was there, and the next time I do visit I am going to pitch ‘Soul Session Sundays with Soprano Musings’ to manager.

At the very least, I’ll get a good buzz and some inside pics to share with ya’ll later 🙂

Is there a place that ‘speaks’ to you, or call your creativity forth?

Let’s talk about it in the comments below!

Day 5 : Solo Songtress

 

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I love sitting up in my room – working on pieces of music.

These days, it’s mostly stuff for my applied guitar and guitar ensemble classes, and some future open mic songs too.

About a month ago I finally cataloged all my original work for copyright and that was awesome 🙂

Though now…I am torn with the solitude and freedom of playing and singing alone in my room and wanting to collab and jam with other performers.

It’s scary leaving my room. Where I am free from judgement. Where I can stay up all night playing the music that I want.

But I want to get out of my comfort zone. I do 🙂 So I’m (slowly) taking steps to do that with the hope of learning more and getting better as an artist.

It helps to know that my comfort zone is one that I can always go back to when I feel the need to 🙂

 

Where do ya’ll go for solitude? Let me know!