This is the that interesting time of year - the time when a lot of summer programs are winding down or over, and the seasonal resident artist programs have not started.
So, for some singers, who are involved in both types (that applies to three of our Studio Artists and our Production Stage Manager) it is a bit of a gear shift.
For those singers who are in the process of dipping their toes in the water, it is gearing up time for auditions, etc.
Whatever your particular situation might be, it might be a good time to take a bit of time and be an idealist. By that I mean, its good to have a time when you remind yourself why you do this art form (yes, it's a business, but for the sake of this "time out" I'm referring to, let's leave the business part on the sidelines.)
I daresay most of us do "this" because we feel the need to express ourselves through the medium of the human voice, whether it be opera, concert, musical theatre, or oratorio. The somewhat cold reality of auditioning, being rejected, jumping back up and dusting yourself off will be here soon enough - before all of that happens, try to remember why you do it.