The Recording Studio

Right outside of the recording studio, where they mix the sound.

The Recording Studio

sheet music and the microphone

In the recording studio, getting ready to sing.

Have you ever had a moment in your life when you realized that all your dreams are coming true?

Not the way you imagined they would. Not the way you planned.

But they are?

I had that tonight.

Once upon a time I wanted to be a stay at home mommy to four little ones, married and living in a beautiful house.

(Really, I did.)

And now I get to stay home every day with my one sweet boy, drowning in dishes and laundry and just cherishing my one, because I really don’t think there will ever be more than him. It’s nothing like I imagined, but it’s wonderful.

Once upon a time I wanted to be a writer.

(I was never sure of what.)

And now I am the owner of this little blogging space here, that not many people read but that I am immensely proud of anyway.

Once upon a time I wanted to be on Broadway.

(I had big dreams.)

And I am getting ready to perform in a Broadway-like show for Christmas, complete with costumes and big song and dance numbers and make up and late night rehearsals. Who knew my Broadway wouldn’t be in New York, but just a bit more south in Virginia?

Once upon a time I wanted to be a famous singer.

(My dreams were even bigger.)

And tonight, I got to record a song for the upcoming show in the recording studio. We are doing a total of 18 shows, so they pre-record some of the tracks for use in the smaller shows and to sell CDs of after performances. I’m nowhere near famous but I can not tell you how excited I was to have this opportunity. Really, how cool is it to lay down a track in a recording studio?

Once upon a time I was just a mom with a blog doing a Christmas show, who realized that she has everything she ever wanted, even if it’s nothing like the way she imagined.



  1. I am swollen with pride. I am elated (heehee) for you, my love. Seriously, over the moon.
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  2. That’s so neat! Congrats to you and I hope it was everything you thought it would be.
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  3. You are amazing. Look at all those dreams that you are making happen.
    I vote that you should youtube a video of you singing.
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    • Girl, don’t get your hopes up. I’m not that good, just giddy excited at my experience. :)
      Nothing amazing here, just a mom trying to find herself…. :) xoxo

  4. I know this must have been a wonderful blessing for you! And I am sure you sound amazing when you sing! Glad you are doing so again,

  5. Julia! That’s so awesome!! I agree with Kimberly – I want to hear your voice even though I live nowhere near Virginia…
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  6. oooh so awesome! congrats!!
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  7. How fun! Break a leg!

    My hubby is doing a touring show for the holidays, too, but not the fun performing part — he’s scenic and ligthing designer, so he’s doing the not-fun loading in and out part.

    I wanted to make it on Broadway, too, but am only a double-and-a-half threat (I’m not a vocal soloist). And I live in Iowa. I do have four kids, though, and am now calling myself a writer.
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    • Thank you!

      Oh my goodness the scenic and lighting designers are so important! The performers are really such a small part of what makes a show work. The crews are amazing.

      I love the double and a half threat! Congrats on being a mommy to four and the writing! Those are things you should be very proud of!!

  8. Congratulations! I can only relate to the writing/blogging thing. I sure never imagined I’d have a blog, and I definitely wouldn’t have thought I’d keep up with it. Yet here I am :)
    I hope the shows go well!

    • I definitely never imagined my writing to pan out into a blog, but I have connected with so many amazing people in the blogging world and I love it. Thanks for the well wishes!

  9. This made me smile. I’m happy for you! Life never goes as planned and those unexpected twists and turns…Yikes! You need to Vlog us a song!
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    • Yikes is right! This whole life thing is weird, right?
      Oh my goodness, I don’t know about the song vlogging but I am so honored by your comment and support!

  10. Cool! Congratulations!

    btw, I also had that same dream of being a stay-at-home mommy with four kids and a caring husband, in a beautiful and well-maintained home. :) Unfortunately, that one didn’t come true, but I do have 1 boy that I cherish more than anything in this world. Yes, things work out, and not always in the way you planned. :)

    • Yes! Strange how things don’t really work out, but then they work out just the way they are supposed to. I kinda love being an only boy mom.

  11. Amazing!! Dreams really do come true.
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  12. This is absolutely amazing! Congratulations! I’m happy for you Julia!