I’ve been feeling under the weather with yet another cold this week, so to keep this week’s post easy, it’s coming to you in a list. Despite not feeling the greatest, I’ve been finding reasons to smile. Here are a few of them.
- I’ve been getting back into writing outside of this blog. After a four-month hiatus, I’m going back to songwriting classes starting in March, and I’m trying to generate some new material on my own before that, in an effort to ease my way back into things. I’ve actually written a couple of songs I don’t hate!
- I’m also picking the guitar back up, which has been an adventure. I played a bit in high school and college, but was never very good, and was convinced that I just couldn’t do it. Turns out that learning good form when playing mandolin actually can be applied back to guitar, and now I’m finding it’s a lot easier for me than it used to be. (I’m taking a guitar class next session at the Old Town School in addition to the songwriting class. Clearly, I have lost my mind.)
- We’re seeing Mouths of Babes, a lovely new musical venture by a couple of our favorite musicians from other bands, in concert on Sunday. I have no doubt that it’ll be a wonderful show, and I’m hoping to walk away feeling inspired to keep writing and practicing like I have been in the last couple of weeks.