I can't believe that July is gone and the calendar says it's August. The first week literally flew by! (I know because I waived at it as it passed...) Summer is leaning into the end month(s) and it's hard to imagine that fall is on it's way. (No...say it isn't so!) I feel kind of lost during the summer as I've let so many pass by me, not taking the opportunity to let go and do something fun. I've always worked or gone to school during the summer. Maybe its because of where I grew up geographically, or maybe its because I never seized the moment to do something during the summer. I'm not really sure why there has to be an "off season", but I don't think I've ever taken one of those.
Being a musician, and among a group that really doesn't understand what taking an extended break really means, we find ourselves cooped up in a practice room, or working to pay the bills year round, or gigging (which in all practices is the only break we truly get, performing for an audience...definitely the most fun!). I guess if I had to take the last 10 years of summers, I would definitely do things differently. Maybe not the life thing, but try and toss in a few trips to the coast, or camping more, or tanning even...ha ha ha.
Anyways, the month of August is holding some golden opportunities for gigs and performances and I'm ready to make some more music with my friends.
To all the musicians out there: Take a break, even a short one, and step outside the practice room for a while. It's worth it...trust me!