A to Z Blog Challenge 2015-Peace

Moving day is fast approaching. Downsizing is hard for me to do. Reducing a house full of furnishings to fit in a two-bedroom apartment is trying to drive me crazy. I like all my belongings but can’t take of them along.

I worked myself up to the point of several panic attacks. Something I’ve never encountered before. I’ve been eating, sleeping and over thinking how to pull this off.

Then there is my guitar lesson. I’ve cancelled them more than I’ve gone in the last month or so. I couldn’t pick my guitar out in a lineup because I haven’t taken it out to practice for a while. There hasn’t been a spare moment.

My instructor phoned me the other day to press me to pick a day to show up because the semester was ending. I sacrificed some packing time to take my last lesson.

As the instructor tended to a few things, I started playing one of my lessons (not very well). In a flash peace like a river washed over me. With no understanding how it happened I was no longer tense. My stomach stopped hurting. All was well with me from the first strum.

I’ve never experienced peace like that from music. I want more of that and not just for me. I want the music I play to embody that peace to rest on everyone who hears it.

May you find the peace you need in the music you listen to.

Reflecting on My Life

I haven’t blogged since I participated in the A to Z Blogging Challenge. I’ve been busy but writing has been on my mind. I’m trying to get a perspective on where I’m going from here.

Last week I had a few minutes before I had to leave home. I picked up my guitar that I waved at when I walked past it. Now just because I have a guitar doesn’t mean I can play it–I can’t. Something went off in me when I started strumming it. I then remembered some of the things I learned when I took lessons for a minute a few years ago. I knew at the first strum that I need to learn how to play instead of letting it collect dust. My neighbor across the street has offered to teach me. I’m going to march myself across the street for lessons. By this time next year I will be an excellent guitarist playing all types of music

I’m also perfecting my bowling skills. The winter leagues will be over next week. I’m already signed up for a summer league and a couple tournaments. With the help of a friend I have amassed an arsonel of bowling balls-I have five to be exact. Three will go with me at all times. I’m excited how my average will increase. One day I will no longer have a handicap. I AM A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH!

I will continue my writing. I will increase my skills by taking courses and entering challenges. Next year when I participate in the A to Z Blog Challenge I want to look like I know what I am doing. Maybe I’ll have a blog only for the challenge and I can still write my regular blog.

Getting back to my art is a must. I have pictures in my head that need to be on canvas.

Looks like I need a housekeeper to do the things I won’t have time to do since there are no slots in my calendar to do the boring things.

As you see I’ve got big plans. If I can complete the challenge then I can complete my list.

What’s on your list to start and complete? Go for it. I know you can.