It’s been quite an exhausting week here with the move and everything that goes with it.
We started on Tuesday and worked all the way up until Saturday night before it was more or less done. All that remains is collecting a few small items from the old place, deep cleaning it, and then for the closing to occur which is next week - and praying that it goes smoothly!
It’s really nice to have an office now, with a door. Of course in loft life you don’t have any rooms or doors except the bedroom so you can’t really have an office, but it’s working out nicely. I got my equipment from work, so I have my two 24” monitors and the full keyboard and mouse and printer, everything like that. No more working on the teensy laptop, hooray!
People, it is SO quiet here. I almost teared up the other day when I thought that I haven’t heard a loud barking dog all week, I haven’t had to sleep with earplugs in, and I haven’t heard a door slam hard enough to shake the floor. I have… not like a psychological issue with noise, but I feel like I’m so hyper sensitive to it that the old place really wore on me. Maybe this is why I’m so attracted to music, just a very very acute sense of hearing.
Oh - also. I’m playing in the main church service on Sunday. I mean, maybe. I’ve only played acoustic in live situations before but as of right now I am scheduled to play electric this weekend. We’re just going to see how it goes at rehearsal and the music pastor said I can go this weekend if I want to, or I can give it more time if that’s right. He didn’t really have a lot of guidance for me, he just said “play what sounds natural to you”. Haha. Oh boy, this is going to be an adventure.
BUT. I am not backing off of this. This is my dream. Being a lead player in a worship band and maybe being recorded someday is my dream and my toes are on the edge of the diving board right now, I will not back off no matter what. (Yes, this is a pep talk) If I need to acclimate myself for a while first okay, but I have given up on key things before and regretted it. I will NOT give up on this. I am going to throw myself at this and not hold back. I am going to latch onto this like a crocodile.
I don’t know many people whose first gig was at age 40 and in front of hundreds of people but I never do things the right way, haha.
Anyway. Crocodile time.
Last updated August 17, 2020