Want know a secret about me?
How about 5 secrets?
If you read my last post you might think I’m off making huge progress on my album, too busy to blog, living the life.
You’d also be wrong.
This week got away from me.
Or maybe I just cracked under the pressure of being named the Toronto blogger to watch.
I’m currently in the planning stages of my album: picking material, budgeting, researching, meeting with a network of musical friends and contacts. Progress is progress, no matter what it looks like to me.
I’ve been working (I enjoy eating & paying rent), negotiating gigs, teaching, building a new website for the band, battling car insurance companies, working on my gigmasters account, writing guest blog posts (more on this soon) and oh!…having a social life.
I’ve got a lot to share about 2012 and if you’re in this for the long haul I’ll be here to document everything (probably through an Instagram filter).
No matter how secular it may appear, writing is actually a spiritual tool. We undertake it solo, and, not to be too facile with puns, it is worth noting that the word does have the word “soul” embedded in it. Moving alone onto the page, we often find ourselves companioned by higher forces, by a stream of insights and inspirations that seem somehow “other” than our routine thinking.
From The Artist Way Every Day: A Year of Creative Living
I’ve been pretty good about blogging consistently lately.
I love it.
It keeps me focused on the things that matter most to me**.
I guess I’m writing this post because I might not write as much in the coming weeks. Not because I don’t want to or because I’m running out of ideas. Far from it. There are exciting things coming up that need my attention. I’ll keep writing – but I need to challenge myself to do the things that scare me the most. One in particular.
I’m about to say something out loud that will make my life seem very real and daunting… Continue reading
– Remember that time my ex accidentally left questionable photos in my photo account after we broke up? Haha, me too.
– Let’s be honest. I’m just here for the pictures. My Year in Photos [Part One].
– I wrote a birthday blog post for my brother. Minor internet fame for your birthday. Best gift ever? Possibly.
– My Year in Photos [Part Two]. Next year: I need to take more photos.
New blogs I’m reading this week
Hello Giggles – Zooey Deschanel: stop. You’re making us all look really, really lazy. Also, 12 year old writer, Mikaela Foster (and she’s Canadian!) is pretty stellar: Alternatives to ‘I’m Sexy and I Know It. “I’m enchanting, and when I really think deep down inside of me, I recognize it.”