I’m not too keen on setting a New Year’s resolution. Like most people, I will set one, but I won’t usually follow through with it. This time I think mine will be to start playing bass guitar again. I have been neglecting it for quite some time now. It’s something I’ve been meaning to do, but I haven’t been able to find the time. It’s a great way to reduce stress, and unwind at the end of the day. I used to play almost every single day, but I stopped for some unknown reason. Recently I realized that something was missing in my life and I think that’s it. I plan on playing every day starting next year, but for now I’m just picking it up a few times a week.
Music has always been an important part of my life. Growing up I was in band and orchestra, so it was always there. Music just seemed to help with every situation. It could change my mood so easily. No matter what I was doing. Once I quit going to school, I started drifting away from it. I would occasionally go hang out and jam with some friends here and there, but nothing like I used to. I could feel the stress building up inside me. Something had to change. So I bought a new bass. Well, it was new to me. A 1970’s Fender Music Master with a beautiful sound. I thought that would help me get back into the swing of things, but it didn’t. It has been sitting in its case next to the other one for a few months now, but I finally dug it out about a week ago and started back at it again.
This time I’m going at it with a plan of attack. I’m starting lessons as soon as possible, and I plan on reconnecting with the people I used to jam with. Several of them have moved away, but I have plenty of musician friends now. Nothing is going to stop me this time. I won’t let it. I’m going to make time, even if it means sacrificing some of my binge watching or gaming time. I figure slowly getting back to it now will help me stick with it in the long run. It’s going to be a long, fun journey, and it’s going to make next year even better.