Sharing ways to cultivate joy in life is what this blog is all about. Sometimes joy can be found in the smallest things if you open yourself up to being vulnerable. My old self probably would not have ventured into the unexplored territory of music, but my current self has, and I’m loving it!
From an independent movie I discovered earlier this year, called Hit n Strum, I was inspired to learn to play the guitar. Believe me, I am not musical at all, and my music history involves maybe a whopping few months of piano lessons when I was 10 years old.
I struggle and struggle, and have a wonderful guitar teacher, named Paul Lambert. Having a good, skilled teacher who makes learning fun makes all the difference in the world. I’m concentrating mainly on one or two songs only, and after weeks of practice, they are starting to somewhat resemble the songs! (So glad my teacher is so patient!)
The joy comes from simply connecting with the guitar and being 100% present with it. I am going within to challenge myself to learn something completely new outside of my comfort zone and reteach my brain. It’s not about being good, or ever having a goal of playing in front of another human being.
So I have found another joy in my life. Have you?
Loving life, and wishing you the same,