I'll be at my office's end-of-year meeting/party on Oct. 5-6. It's an overnight event. Training is slated to happen, but it's meant to be fun training.
Voice: I like the way my voice is beginning to sound when I practice my exercises--at least , the way it sounds when I am at home, can sing at full volume, and don't have to compete with my teacher's piano. She has taught me the technique of opening my throat by sing the high notes with a deep-pitch overtone. That really helps the volume without requiring extra effort; all I do is open my mouth and throat a little more. I'm liking it!
I wish I'd begun taking voice lessons in childhood. I love singing, and I would have a much better voice if I had done that. Ah well.