I had so much fun last night... just jamming on new songs with new music friends and it made me realize how much I love just being a musician... creating things with talented, creative people. Yeah! The happiness continued the next morning when I went to a wonderful little diner and ordered a large vanilla latte and it was great... I mean really great!
In the past, I've put all sorts of crazy pressure and deadlines on myself... a song a day... a song a week... among other memorable high intensity creative projects. This time around, I decided to take my time and create all the little nuances in every song, exactly the way I envision them to be. It's deeply satisfying and I finally understand what Maya Angelou meant when she said 'There's no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you'.
My stories have rhythm, pitch, melodies and meaning. I feel lucky to have met the guys in the band to help bring some of these stories to life in the way I could only imagine.
Right now, it's safe to say I've moved beyond contentment... somewhere around happy and the great thing about that is, it's not coming from a relationship. It's all based on having the time and freedom to be myself... my slightly dotty... lateral... creative self.