The cold weather has arrived here in Oklahoma, and the polar vortex has kept me inside a lot the past few weeks. While I’ve not been able to be out on the porch or enjoying the outdoors, this has given me the time to reflect on some good music and to get back around to writing some new music of my own.
This time of year is a time of new beginnings, and a time to refocus our energies on the goals that we always want to accomplish but never seem to get around to. I’ve had some songs bumping around in my head for awhile, and now their starting to firm up. But, it takes time to do it. It’s easy to be distracted away from your craft, and if your not careful, those distractions can become habits. I know this first hand.
I’ve had a lot going on over the last year personally and professionally, and I haven’t had the time to write songs. If I’m truly honest, I haven’t made the time. That cuts to the bone, but it’s the honest truth.
But, I’m taking that truth and recommitting to my craft. I’m challenging myself to spend more time writing and more time reflecting. It’s something that’s important to me, so I know I’ll make more time for it. I hope that whatever you need to make time for, you will do so, as well. Now’s the time where we need more creativity and more art. Life’s a one-time shot. Let’s all make the best of it.