Successfully completing university is a huge achievement for me, however It has left a bit of a chasm within me. I think it needs to be filled up with something, but what, more blogs? Sure but I’m not that convinced that I have that much to say (no room for negative self talk…..stop it). Reading? Ah reading my old friend, I would love to do more reading but as the three yr old twins seem to have a sleeping allergy I get about two pages in before the inevitable dozy head bobbing starts.
No I definitely need to learn, so I have settled on a bucket list item – Learn to play the guitar (sounds crazy but it could work). I wanted to learn earlier on in life, when in sixth form and all impressionable, when the future was still an optimistic adventure full of fame and possible impossibilities, I bought myself a lovely blue, albeit cheap guitar and started to strum around, she’s called Lucy.
The good lady wife (girlfriend then) even bought me a lovely deep red semi-acoustic number, unfortunately shortly after I shelved my plectrums, vowing to return some day. Well like the hardened battle scarred warrior I am (or more likely delusional old Don Quixote figure) I return to pick up the quest to rock stardom or possibly part time folkie type player, in my front room, on weekends, when I’ve been drinking.
That said I’m booked in and game ready for the first lesson, its more than a month away yet but still booked. It’s strange, there were about three or four music shops in Blackpool a while ago and now there be only one. This country eh? Shame we’re losing stuff, specialised, niche things just disappearing and when the chance arises in the future will they come back? I hope so, but this is a whole other blog waiting to happen.
Back to the topic in hand, me being the new Bob Dylan. I do feel I need something and learning the guitar seems the perfect thing, lets hope I can stick to it this time. I am sure to keep you updated on my progress, any other learners out there I would love to hear from you.
Stay strong, stay beautiful and don’t ever give up – Don’t you dare!!!