This has probably been clear to anyone who cared. My most recent post was weeks ago, and it was about the death of a friend.
The fact is, I’ve lost my Mom, our dog, and now a string of three different friends in the past 18 months or so. To top all this off, my teenaged daughter is currently mired in her own case of deep depression.
So, yes, it’s been tough. And I’ve been in a funk.
I want to break out somehow.
Writing this blog has provided a creative outlet for me for over a year now. I’ve had no particular focus, I’ve just sort of run with a stream of consciousness sort of theme. As you know, I write about pretty much anything that strikes my fancy. These are my random musings … nothing more, nothing less.
Another of my creative outlets has been playing guitar. I’ve played for most of my life, but only became really serious about it recently when I bought a new guitar that plays so effortlessly that it’s almost as if it has a soul of its own and has reached into mine.
Today, while thinking about how much I love playing and singing other people’s songs … mainly for my own personal consumption, it struck me that perhaps I could put my writing talent to use through music.
One of my roadblocks has been the fact that I’ve gotten this late in life while just puttering around at writing and playing, never having done anything particularly serious. I kept putting things off until I got to the age and stage that it appeared to be … too late.
Once I began to write this blog, I was assured by numerous people that it is NEVER too late.
I agree …
So wish me luck!