I’m going to try recording my posts as an audio file and including it. I thought about going back to the first post and gradually working my way forward. Then I decided against it because that sounds overwhelming (and a little traumatic.) Instead, I’m going to see how it goes with one new post. If I pull it off (I will) to my satisfaction (never-mind), I’ll consider doing it again.
Just a heads up, I’m auditing English 101 (again) at a local university out of respect for grammar aficionados. (It’s a thing, right?) Maybe literary geeks are more accurate. (Sorry if I already biffed it in this post.) I like the class. I struggle with how English puts Logic’s head in the toilet and flushes repeatedly. Also, I don’t think in English, (she said, unnecessarily.) Hopefully, things will become less cringe-worthy around here.
I’m working on pacing myself in several ways. I’ve realized I approach things as if a Drill SGT is chasing me while firing an M-16 loaded with blanks, and I don’t know they’re blanks. (It’s probably because that’s how I feel whenever I do something on the other side of my front door.) M. is teaching me yoga, and it’s already helping. For example, I noticed there’s no Drill SGT chasing me, so I should totally stop running. 🙃
Aside from that actually happening in basic training, I have no insight. Ridic Quirk, meet Curb. Pasta lasagna, beotch! It’s been real (ly stressful.) I faked it on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. I found so much stuff I wanted from Musicians Friend and put it all in my cart. Then I left it all there (even the bass strings, and they were wicked cheap.) I had a great time. On Cyber Monday, I changed it up and decided to get a top-of-the-line DJ setup (for no valid reason other than my love of buttons and LED lights.)
My cart came in at over $12k. I left it all there again. It’s more fun than actual shopping because I don’t have to do any research, and I’m hella rich in fake money. I never come up short when the cost is imagination. Yay. I should probably let my Personal MF Sales Consultant know there’s no need to inquire why I didn’t complete the purchases. I strongly suspect lots of (practically starving) artists do this. It motivates me to practice more (to justify a more beautiful instrument.) Which is what I’m off to do now. Imagine joy. 💜