It's almost time to perform, and I'm worrying.  I've felt this way before... But I guess I needn't worry so much.  At least I don't have to get up in front of the whole audience to talk and start crying instead.

Anyway, so I decided to take myself for a walk to the farmer's market to get some fresh flowers.  Only there was no farmer's market because it's Saturday, not Sunday.  Oh yeah.  But it got me out walking.  And a walk is always good for me.   I walked and went through some steps in my head.

Now I'm giving myself encouragement.  I'll be there sharing the stage with people who are wonderful and supportive!

And I'm writing myself some notes, some reminders for tonight and tomorrow.

Things to remember before (and during) a show


Have fun.

Play with the público and the musicians.


Focus.  It seems that 99.9% of the time when I don't do something I had wanted to do it is because I spaced out.  I can be really good at spacing out.  But today I'm going to be good at focusing.

Feel my body.

Follow Ricardo's secret piece of advice from desde hace muuuuchos años.  The one about being a reina.

This is cool.  I get to share and experience flamenco with a bunch of people.

And of course...Trust.

What am I forgetting?  I'm sure you have lots of ideas.  What else?  Tell me in the comments please.

The performances are tonight and tomorrow at the Milagro Theatre.  Ack!  I better stop writing and go get ready!