"Dude, suckin' at something is the first step to being sorta good at something"
A timely quote for me as I've started guitar lessons and at the moment it's not pretty. It's something I've always wanted to do, and I've had a couple of false starts but I'm now determined to learn to play something that my husband recognises!
I love music but I have no idea how to read music. How it's all put together. I'm starting at the very basics, learning about music notation, tablature, and how to hold the guitar as if I know what I'm doing.
My music teacher is very patient, and doesn't flinch when I play a twangy note. I have such a deep appreciation for those who can play the guitar, because really, it's not easy. I'm left handed so I get the strings mixed up and my hands are small so it's hard to get those chords right.......I really should stop making excuses and just go with it!
I'm doing ok. I'm improving every lesson.
This one hour every week is all mine, I have no thoughts about my job, or housework or what activities the kids have that day. I have one hour to focus on me, to concentrate and to learn, and I come away feeling inspired every single time.
And that's a great feeling.