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Songwriting - My Journey Back

Updated: Feb 3

Man working on recording music
The week that was

Songwriting - The week that was.

You may have noticed that there has been a lack of posts this week. You would be right and the reason has a lot to do with the week that was. University is a double-edged sword. It both gives in an increased knowledge and opportunities and it also takes in the form of a massive time commitment. This last week was filled with songwriting creativity that saw a large number of 12-hour days of work. However, the last assessment was submitted at 7 this morning. As a result I expect my body to want to take a holiday. There is a whole load of T.V. to catch up on, books to read and mornings to sleep in.

A New Priority

Most of all there are my patient family to catch up with, friends to buy coffees for. Then there are the shops to wait outside of as my wife peruses. The last couple of weeks have been head down in a computer or playing instruments into a computer. Mixing on the computer or writing reports on to the computer. There has been a major computer crash and a couple of smaller hiccups. Maybe you are sensing that I have spent more time with my computer than with real people. Sometimes you just have to do what you have to do.    

A 6-week break is ahead of me and my wife wants me to rest and rebuild my strength. She is right as I am not as young as used to be. However, I also have seen what I can create given the right circumstances and all the knowledge I have gained. Balance is the key word here and if I am honest, I am not very good at it. I am already planning next year and what I want to achieve. However, I have learnt that my body will only tolerate so much so I need to love my body as much as my music.

I wish everyone a really family-based Christmas and that you will decide what is important for those around you and make them a priority. I was watching an old Christmas movie and the message was that family isn’t always biological but always the people that care. Look out for some original music coming in January.

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