I realised a couple of months ago that I don't sing anymore.
All through school and as a Primary School Teacher (until about five years ago) I have either been in a school choir or been running one. I always had music on - something I could sing to, either on the radio or CD. If I'm honest I think the singing is what kept me a church-goer for so long! And yes, I love karaoke, and up until I moved from North Yorkshire nearly eight years ago, would be found at least once most weeks singing karaoke.
I've gradually lost my voice. It started in 2006 when I moved house (and in with Hubby) and didn't go out to karaoke anymore. At the same time I moved from a full-time teaching job, so no longer ran the school choir. I still had music around the house, and sang all the time, but somehow that got lost when I had C - I didn't have the music on when he was asleep, because I wanted to be able to hear when he woke up. I listened to the radio, but usually mostly talking.
A couple of months ago I decided to put the music back on. I found a radio station that has music that I like, know and can sing to, and have it on around the house and in the car, and I really do sing (loudly!). It's made an unexpected difference to my life. My mood really does feel lifted when I've been singing. I'm actually a happier person to be around! I have to confess though, that over the years my voice has got out of practice and I'm a little croaky and not always in tune, but hopefully that'll come back. Who knows - maybe I'll even find a choir again?