The worst thing I can do to myself is to ignore the musical side of myself. I just want to encourage anyone who has any excuses as to why they are not expressing themselves through music, art, writing, or any other form of creating,to just make it happen. I am making a commitment to myself to not let myself go into a musical drought again.
This last weekend I finished playing my oboe in Lynwood Stake Play production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and when it was over I was overwhelmed with emotion. I realized that this had to do with not having another place to play my oboe. I am now looking for a community orchestra that I can play my oboe in regularly. I am also going to continue to share my compositions and start looking into places to perform or share my music in public.
Every day it is important for me to acknowledge my own commitment to sharing my music instead of keeping it to myself. Inside my head, I battle the what if’s and why should I’s, but I have to keep moving forward with my commitment.
I also want to acknowledge, that I am committed to encouraging others to share their own art, whatever that may be. As humans we should have an area of self-expression. By having something that we can create, we can find more fulfillment and happiness in life.
Today I recorded a home video of my song The Rose. I have always enjoyed this song in particular the lyrics are interesting. As a young woman, I was inspired by unobtainable love. To be honest, I was quite a dramatic teen, who was easily inspired to write love songs.