Well… looks like I’m taking my original music off the shelf and doing something with it again.
Every once in a while I satisfy the creative itch and perform my music… somewhere. I have a monthly nursing home gig, I play at a twice-yearly folk festival about thirty to forty miles from home, and the odd offer comes up now and then to share my music with others. I was just on a friend’s radio show last Wednesday and, about a week prior to that, was approached by an aquaintance of mine on the folk music circuit to feature my music on her radio show and do a brief interview.
Every time I get an opportunity to perform my music, I remember how much I love it and miss doing it more. There was a time I gigged more often. Then I got married. Became a stepmom. Started online college. Helping my husband with his business. Et cetera, et cetera…
My year-long hiatus from college is only about a week-and-a-half away. I may not sound like a very good role model, but I have to confess that I’m relieved about it. It’s a monster that consumes my life… all these research papers and whatnot. No time for myself. When I’m not helping my husband, I’m studying. While my butt spreads wider from all the sitting I do.
I look forward to exploring my music again. Taking frequent walks again (and, perhaps, a little running). Play out more often. Take time for friends.