Not sure what triggered the insanity… what made me decide to push my limits… what inspired me to embark on a yearlong journey of deepening creative expression.
(Actually I do know. But more on that in another post.)
For now, the important thing is that earlier in the year I made the decision to say YES to the call of my Life Purpose and commit to the process of becoming a professional musician.
One of the ways I chose to accelerate that process is making the commitment to write, record and POST a video of a new song every week… For a YEAR! (Actually I’m giving myself 2 weeks off… so it’s 50 songs in the next year).
I’ve heard of other people doing the song a week thing. Not sure if anyone has actually been crazy enough to commit to posting the weekly songs on YouTube!
I’m like that. Once I decide to do something I go all in… Plus, I was worried that if I didn’t have that level of public accountability I wouldn’t follow through.
Aside from my tendency to enjoy biting off way more than I can chew, there actually were and are a few reasonable intentions behind this experiment.
Here are 5 of them:
But the NUMBER 1 reason I’m doing this… The NUMBER 1 thing I’m hoping to get out of this is…
GETTING OVER PERFECTIONISM!
Let’s be honest here:
There is NO WAY that I can write, record, edit and mix a new song then record, edit and post a video of that song every single week and expect all of those parts to be perfect.
Something (and often many things) will suck! Pretty much guaranteed!
In some cases the song itself might just be lame.
In other cases, some aspect of my performance might not be up to my expectations.
I’m a total newbie when it comes to recording, editing and mixing so I’m sure there will be a LOT of imperfect pieces there.
Same with the video recording and editing. Lots of oopses there I’m sure.
And all of these will be beautiful opportunities for me to confront the demon of this inner perfectionist that has felt like a ball and chain around my neck my entire life.
So for the next year, you’ll get to follow along as I take this journey into a much deeper commitment to music and creative expression.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I do Maybe you’ll enjoy it more than me… You know… since you won’t be confronting your perfectionistic demons each and every week.
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