Bring back the music.
Growing up, I was always playing an instrument of some sort. I went through many different phases ...
I started Suzuki violin in kindergarten and played (begrudgingly) for nine years.
In elementary school, I started piano, mainly so I could serenade dinner guests with songs from the Aladdin soundtrack.
In the 6th grade, my neighbor taught me a few guitar chords and then we formed an edgy girl band, "Ditch" (this was my peak of coolness).
In high school, I learned how to finger-pick my way through "Dust in the Wind" and "Blackbird."
And then I stopped playing music ... and I don't really know why.
I turned 29 last week, and I was thrilled to receive this beautiful ukulele as a gift. So far I have learned two songs, and it has been extremely fun to be playing music again.
So my questions for you today are:
Have you stopped doing something you love but you are not sure why?
What have you have been meaning to revisit?
Life is interesting—I believe there is a reason we gravitate to different things at different times.
Right now? I'm glad I have my uke and I'm excited to see where it takes me.
Rock on, yinz!
P.S. This guy is my hero.
P.P.S. The Steel Wheels will be putting on a free concert tomorrow night at the South Park Amphitheater. Jay, their mandolin player, is from my hometown. I guarantee they will put on a great show and I hope to see you there!