Day 10 of NaBloPoMo finds me at a loss, so I’m using today’s writing prompt: “What is your secret (or not so secret) passion?”

As long as I can remember, music has been my refuge. And my secret passion is singing. Singing in the shower, in the car, at the grocery store, while I’m washing dishes. I rarely sing in front of people, in fact, I haven’t in over a decade. But besides writing, the only way I’ve ever been able to express those deep, heart wrenching emotions is through song. Growing up it was Mary J. Blige, Whitney Houston or Mariah Carey who got me through, as well as Journey, Soul II Soul and Chaka Khan. Then and now, when I need to release, I sing.