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Trying Something New

I started a new, fabulous, exciting, and totally difficult hobby. It’s something that I have wanted to do for years, but just couldn’t figure out how to make the time to really dig in to my newest passion. The time has come, and I am digging in full on!

Drum roll please…

I’m learning how to play the guitar! I am beyond thrilled, overly confident and totally enthusiastic about it. I love it and I can’t get enough. My fingers are numb from pushing so hard on the strings. I’m developing callouses like a farm hand, but I don’t care. No pain no gain, and the truth is that this kind of pain hurts so good.

I reminded myself of the time that I felt a strong urge to take piano lessons. I was thirty years old, and determined to learn. I had four young children, zero time, zero quiet, and zero space. Still I did it, and today I can proudly say that I play that gorgeous piano in a way I never thought I would be able to. I don’t know how I found time to practice, but it’s amazing what we can do when something lights us up. To this day, I still take a weekly lesson and I love it so. Piano is therapeutic to me. It’s something that takes me out of my head and into my heart almost instantly. It stretches me and humbles me, and ultimately shows me that anything is possible if you work at it. I have a feeling that the guitar is going provide me with much of the same. This gorgeous instrument I can lug around with me everywhere. A total added bonus, for me anyway !

Having the guts and will to invest in yourself is crucial. It’s kind of like marriage. In order to succeed in it, you must find ways to continue to fall in love with each other. I think the same of us as individuals. We must continue to find and invest in things that continue to open us up and keep us alive and growing.

Light that fire my friends ! You have my support and love

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