Life has been absolutely crazy lately. I’m dealing with countless things and it’s awesome. I do feel overwhelmed at times but I feel ecstatic at the same time, it’s a weird contradicting yet very satisfying feeling.
As you may know I didn’t go into to much depth on my page I named: Who am I. I plan to add a lot more to it so you have an understanding as to why I’m here, ranting about myself and talking about things I like to random people is something I have grown passionate about. For those who may stumble across my blog, please do share! In a nutshell I didn’t make this to ‘wow’ anyone. It was simply to express my life to the public and if people coincide with it; it’s always nice to relate to people.
So, I can do what I want, why am I up so early?
I want to get myself back on track, so today I woke up earlier than normal and my friends may label this as ‘insane’, why did I do this? To create. The real me would be happy to be writing and creating all day long. That’s not my reality at this present time though so I figured why not wake up one hour earlier to play my guitar, and create new songs. I was thinking about how funny it is that no matter what level you’re at with guitar, or how long you’ve been playing, you always end up comparing yourself to who is better than you. I’ve been playing for about 10 years and always get compliments, but I still feel like a newbie. I always look up to people like Jimmy Hendrix; he created something that has never been seen before and I strive to do the same. The problem I have is that I feel like it’s all been done, like every unique musical style has been created already. Maybe I really just haven’t tried hard enough but jeez…
Maybe I’m not really that creative and am just not set out to create that unique style, perhaps I am just meant to feed off other people; who knows. That’s the darker side of me talking, it’s all good though. 🙂
I guess that is part of my uniqueness, I can be dark in the lightest of situations, and light in the darkest. I don’t know if that’s a good thing or a bad thing, I got to think about that one. I mentioned in my introductory post that I would talk about: Ideas, helpful advice, knowledge and honest expression. I’ve been focusing a lot on honest expression, mainly because I’ve felt the need to rant these days; if any of you want to do the same feel free to leave a comment or send me an e-mail. I like to give advice too, I feel like I help a lot of people in my daily life and I don’t mind doing the same for you! In fact, it makes me feel like I’m doing the right thing…
I must also mention my love for the harmonica; I appreciate playing in peace by myself. The simplicity of the harmonica is 50% of it’s greatness; the other half is the tuning of the instrument. Harmonica is great for anybody inexperienced to experiment with. You simply blow into it and a major chord comes out, or a minor chord comes out when you exhale. Along with the harmonica always sounding good, it goes right in your pocket and you can bring it anywhere you like! It is totally portable, and often simplicity is key. I have played that instrument for many years and yes you may think it is limited, but not if you use it correctly! I have no dedication to it at this point in my life but I am more than happy to bust it out and have a good jam when I’m by the fire or sitting with my feet in the sand.
A little thought for the day: I Encourage you guys to challenge yourselves. I know it sounds cliche, but just do something you view as ‘hard’ and just go for it. I’d like everyone to share with me once you’ve completed the task and explain what it is you accomplished/overcame. I’d also like to hear about how it felt to succeed, because that’s what you’re doing when you push yourself; succeeding.
Before I stop rambling as this article has drifted back and forth a few too many times… I want to say that I am incredibly grateful for everyone in my life. With all the support I currently have, I honestly could not be luckier.
Off to seize the day girls and boys! I hope you all do the same.