So…I wrote a song. Well, changed the lyrics to a song (I’m not that clever) after pulling out the guitar again.
When I say ‘again’, I mean that I go through phases of building up callouses and then doing nothing for weeks so that they disappear / the whole process starts over.
So firstly – apologies for the roughness of the guitar playing.
And secondly – apologies if calling Michelle Bridges a ‘chick’ offends anyone. It’s a term of endearment. Honestly.
So here goes….
(deep breaths and ruby slippers definitely needed for this one)
The idea came about in the shower, where all good
at the time ideas are formed.
See, there are weekly challenges you can take part in during the 12WBT. This week’s challenge asks us to reflect on what we’re doing differently now that sees us ‘playing the game rather than standing on the sidelines’.
It also mentions doing extraordinary things. That’s where I got stuck.
I’m not extraordinary. At all.
But I am doing things differently. Heck, just posting this song is VERY different for me. I am no singer, and usually only play / warble in the comfort of my own loungeroom with an audience of one (the dog). I do have a few tunes on Soundcloud, and am a user of *clears throat* the Glee App by Smule (don’t judge), but it’s all in fun and pretty anonymous. But this blog is seen by real friends! Actual people that I see and talk to!! (the double exclamation marks should have adequately demonstrated my feelings on this)
I still cringe hearing myself, but one of my goals when doing the Inspiration Board challenge back in Week 2 was ‘Enjoy It’. This related to music, as back then I hadn’t played or picked up a musical instrument in months.
Another one of my goals was ‘Conquer It’. As in the comfort zone. You know – step outside it once in a while and see what happens.
So while not extraordinary, the change that the 12WBT has seen in me is slightly increased confidence and putting myself ‘out there’ more – like taking part in fun runs, leaving my job of almost 6 years and a workplace / people I loved (scary stuff – that one took ruby pumps, I tell ‘ya), and generally just trying new things. Not huge for most people, but all baby steps along the
yellow brick road path to the whole ‘believing in yourself’ thing.
Anyway, back to the song.
The tune is The Carpenters’ little ditty, Top of the World.
The cartoons were created using Bitstrips.
I’ll just go run and hide now…