Fast forwarding two days, I woke up with an itchy feeling in my throat. I had been on a ship all day, touching every handrail in sight and in close quarters with lots of people. Singers, you know this feeling; the dread that it's not going to go away with more water, that you're doomed to a cold.
Getting negative feedback is tough! It is difficult to remember that this person only had an extremely brief look at us as an artist; their opinion isn't gospel and we shouldn't take all of their words to heart. Sometimes this keeps us from truly understanding what their feedback is and how it can benefit us.