Monthly Archives: September 2015

Music and Lyrics

Have I ever told you that I am a musician? Probably not. But I love music. It soothes my soul, and allows me to express things in a way the releases pent up emotions, and lets me to tell a story ( which feeds the writer in me as well). Also, it’s basically in the blood. I grew up in a family that LOVES music. Mom sings, and dad sings and plays guitar. They were music ministers, and in my humble opinion, they were great at it.

 

I write lyrics, I sing, and I play the guitar.

 

 
I wanted nothing to do with playing music as a child. Sure I took piano for years (didn’t learn a darn thing), and I started playing guitar at thirteen. Way more into guitar. I’m a stringed instrument girl, but performing on a stage? That was my parents thing – not mine.

 

 
Right after collage I started writing music ( don’t worry this article is not my declaration that I am now going to leave all I know behind and become a rock star). I have always been a writer, but somehow never thought about writing lyrics until I was older.

 
When I first started writing songs I told no one. You know, coming from a musically inclined family makes you a bit more, shall we say – cautious.

 
Don’t get me wrong, I never feared my parents rejection or criticism of my work. What I didn’t want was the obligatory parental ” that was just great honey”.

 
Thank goodness that’s not what happened.

 
My parents hopped right in and started helping me with transitions, and lets me bounce ideas off them.

 
I still hate to perform. You will never find me on a stage unless I am being blackmailed. I lack the charisma, talent, and drive of a true performer.

 
I don’t suck, but you know, I’m just ok.

 
But music calms my heart, quiets my mind, and sweeps away the clutter that seems to gather throughout the week. This is how I meditate.

 
I do spend a lot of time in the Word, but I find that if I start with music, I am able to hear the word of God more clearly.

 
In this crazy world I would encourage all who read this to find something that lessens the weekly burdens. Something that is simple, joyful, and perhaps a bit fun.

 
Heck, maybe someday I will record something and post it here, and I’ll let you be the judge.

 
We shall see.

 
Have a happy week folks. Now on to new adventures, and a week on new experiences.

Summers End

Summer is almost to an end. We are about to head in to Fall. Winter will be upon us soon, and I am just not prepared. Time is slipping through my fingers so fast. My mind is reeling, and all I can think is STOP, hold up, wait I’ve not finished certain things, I need more time, can we just push pause on summer ( even though it’s my least favorite time of year. The curse of the pale who burn even with spf 55), or what about just stopping time altogether?

 

What do ya think?

 
Maybe?

 
Hopefully?

 
Nope.

 
No matter how much I plead or bargain fall is coming ( about September 23rd to be specific), and with it the realization the year is coming to an end.

 
Lots to do, and very little time.

 
I am a bit like a rudderless ship right now. I know I can’t stay where I am, but I have no idea which direction to go in. With my personality type this journey becomes a pathetic attempt to do everything, and that unfortunately leaves some things unfinished.
So, I am cleaning house ( literally and figuratively). Throwing away the clutter in my house and my mind. It is the only thing I can think to do right now. I want to be exited for Fall and Winter. I think I need a bit of a fresh start.

 
I have upped my game plan. I am getting out and doing things ( as an artist and writer it lends to being a cave dweller), planning for adventures, and moving forward on this road-less-traveled that God seems to want me on right now.
Instead of Spring cleaning, I am freshening up for Fall.

 
So how are you doing? Ready for fall? Or are you, like me, wanting to push pause to catch up?

 
Well, we can’t catch up, but at the very least we can try to move forward, finish things, and declutter our lives ( which surprisingly enough does help to make life less stressful).

 
The holiday season is coming, start prepping early and enjoy.

 
When baking season comes around, I am diving head in and enjoying every second of it.