Bring back the music.


Kate and Ukulele

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!