I’ve been sick. It’s just a cold, nothing serious. I am not good at being sick. We had a period from Halloween through the middle of January when at least one person in my household was sick at all times. Miraculously, I made it through without a sniffle. I guess it was my turn.
I did a project last year, where I released one new recording per week on SoundCloud. I finished the SoundCloud project last June and learned a lot from that process. It took me all last summer (almost three months longer than intended) to wrap up the loose ends from that project. I had intended to pick it back up this fall. It didn’t happen. Then I decided the beginning of the new year would be a great time to restart and I didn’t.
I have been planning a series of cover song videos. First I needed to paint the studio so it would look better. And then I wasn’t happy with the lighting. I have a list of songs that would be great but I can’t decide which one should be first.
I have a record that I am working on. It’s actually a three part series of records. I am not completely happy with the overall sound I was getting from my studio setup. Also, I keep forgetting to schedule practices with the band. I don’t want to start practicing, let alone recording, until I have the songs perfect.
When everyone was sick, it was easy to prioritize. It was my job to take care of my family and certain things had to get done. When time is limited and demands are immediate and obvious, choices are easy. On a regular day, with a limited block of time to actually be a creator, it’s hard to know where to start.
In general, I have been having focus issues. I have so many ideas and projects and goals and songs. I can’t seem to get anything finished. I guess I never really get started. Being sick has forced me to stop going too fast. I have been laying on the couch watching old episodes of Fraggle Rock. I think I have a plan for how to move forward. I need to pick one thing and start doing it until it is finished.
Speaking of distractions, I deleted Facebook from my phone in a moment of stuffy nosed rage. I used to view social media as a necessary evil. Maybe it is but I am not going to allow it to be a constant distraction. I can’t bring myself to get rid of Facebook completely but I’m still trying to figure it all out. I love seeing pictures of your kids, projects, dogs, etc. but maybe we can get together for some coffee and you can tell me all about it in real life.