Laura’s Blog Update No. 2

Greetings from rainy London. Well, I kind of bombed my first live TV performance in Paris the other night. Perhaps it had something to do with the fact that my press officer Matthieu told me before I went on that up to a MILLION PEOPLE were watching! I was playing “I Can See Your Tracks” but I got so nervous half way through that I cut out the bridge all together and just sort of awkwardly strummed the last verse instead of doing the fingerpicking that usually supports the song. It was like I was playing with clubs instead of fingers.  Afterwards I felt embarrassed but Matthieu insisted that my singing sounded great and that I shouldn’t feel bad about it. Still, when I was outside waiting for a cab with my tail between my legs I wondered: how on God’s green earth will I learn to get a hold of my nerves for the next live TV show? Just then an older French gentleman from the audience came up to me and told me how beautiful he thought the song was. He was very genuine and of course that made me feel better. But honestly there are times when I feel so frustrated that I can’t calmly and confidently perform a song I’ve played hundreds of times…

Pregnancy update: glucose levels fine, calf cramp bothering me, baby kicking consistently… 🙂