Saturday, June 25, 2011

Magical Moment 506, "Eating My Words For Dinner"

Remember a few days ago, when I was feeling completely dejected and deflated from an audition gone bad? It was for a steady gig that paid well and I would be perfect for. But I didn't have that confident feeling when I left, like everything went perfect and they would call me immediately, begging me to take the position. I went home and thought, I shouda done this. If only I had played that. Oh, I'll NEVER get the job now!

Well I got the job.

And now I must eat my words.

I wonder if they'd be good sauteed in butter?

When will I ever learn? Don't make automatic bad assumptions about myself! Positive thinking, uplifting thoughts, not self-loathing and putting down! Hello?! Isn't that what I try and write about every day? Why can't I take a piece of my own advice?

So I have a new opportunity to do just that. My first day is Wednesday. I will be prepared, practiced, and confident. The job is exactly what I love doing most of all! Me and a piano, playing to a crowd, songs of my own choosing, while they enjoy dinner. Not too much pressure because I'm background, and not the center of attention. I love reading crowds and selecting songs for them and I always thought I was pretty good at it. (That's how you learn to survive on tips, it's like Darwinism for musicians. Play the right songs for the right people, and wa-la! You survive.)

This experience has been another reminder to silly me...I'm not in control of everything, God is. And I need to trust Him, rather than worry about my own capabilities so much.

If you're ever in New Jersey on a Wednesday night between 6:30 and 10, come by the Bernards Inn. Eat a nice dinner. I'll play a tune for you. 


texwisgirl said...


Fantasticness!!! :)

Eddie said...

I'll be there!

Rick said...

God teaching you a little lesson - have faith in the talents He gave you !

Congrats on landing the assignment !

Can't make it for dinner - is Eddie bringing the cam ?

Dawn said...

I am so happy for you i cannot quit smiling!!!!!!
I hear you on the waiting/trusting/not fretting thing. Its a hard thing to learn-isnt it?
I would so love and enjoy a dinner there....who knows?! Maybe one day.....
Oh congratulations!!!!! Im so thrilled!!!!

Linda said...

First, EVERYTHING is better sauteed in butter. :) Secondly, congratulations on landing this steady gig. I know you'll do well at it.

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Wow! Congrats! You will be perfect for this job...Yes God does surprise us. I wish I could be there :)

Anonymous said...

So many good points, Elizabeth - I can relate, especially with my photography (which has always been mostly a hobby) but is now my job, as well as the amazing way God leads. Thanks, and enjoy the new job!

laughwithusblog said...

I am so happy for you! I wish I could dine and enjoy!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Congratulations to you!!! I am so happy for you, I hope you have a great first day tomorrow!
Oh, sometimes our words do taste well...just go easy on the salt. :)

Susan in the Boonies said...

Oh, my goodness!

Congratulations!!! That's fantastic!!!