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My first Open Mic was Awesome!

J707 posted 6/2/2019 13:00 PM

So I've been a closet guitar player for about 20 years. The past year I've written songs from all the hurt my stbwxww put me through, a way of journaling my thoughts when I was down and out. Fast forward about 14 months and almost D later I took the leap. My first time performing at an open Mic was empowering and fun! I did a song I wrote about the struggle at the beginning, finding myself, how her words don't hurt me anymore and I'm pushing forward. I sang it straight from the heart and got so many compliments. I met a bunch of really good people, men and women, that talked about what my song meant to them. A few of the women were hitting on me (made me feel good as my self esteem took a major hit because of her A) and boosted my self confidence as not only for my performance but knowing I can talk and go out without talking about my past, other then the words in the song of course. I was nervous as hell but I can't remember the last time I felt that good! Just a rant as I see better days are ahead for me!

Hobbyist posted 6/2/2019 13:14 PM

Congrats man, that's great! I've been to a few open mic nights as well, though I only do covers so that limits where I can play. It's great to step outside of your comfort zone and put yourself out there. Good job!

minusone posted 6/4/2019 05:40 AM

Great Job!!! I hope you continue with your music.

WhoTheBleep posted 6/4/2019 06:51 AM

I love this post!! Way to go, J707!!

WornDown posted 6/4/2019 07:29 AM

Congrats!

BearlyBreathing posted 6/4/2019 14:45 PM

Nice!!

LoveTKO posted 6/7/2019 08:29 AM

Good for you!! I started going to a local open mic after Dday and separation that I had gone to years ago. I knew friends who went regularly and I wanted to go out and do something I enjoyed with people I knew and not think about the A. I really think this changed my life. I met many new friends both male and female and it gave me back my self-esteem that was damaged from years of emotional abuse living with a passive aggressive narcissist. It was a healthy way to get out socially and do something that I love (I just listen to the music). I'm so happy that you found this outlet too!

demolishedinside posted 6/9/2019 22:33 PM

Congrats! I can hear the joy in your post.

lettingo posted 6/10/2019 13:57 PM

Yay J707!

Good job!!!

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