My last three months have revolved around a certain musical instrument. Strangely enough I decided to join a melodic metal group as the rhythm guitar player and since then my life has involved quite a bit of technical exercises and honing my left and right hand skills. I have to say it has been so refreshing, energizing and just pure fun, that I almost found myself again. It has been so long I have had this constant inspiration to just pick up guitar, play and go on youtube just looking for next tune/riff/pattern to get hold of and learn.
At first I thought "I’m probably too old for this shit", but I’ve managed to prove myself wrong. It seems that as I’ve gotten older I’ve probably lost some physical prowess and general energy of the youth, but in comparison learned a lot about how to study, practice and teach myself new skills. The efficiency has definitely gotten better. Less hours are required for solid progress, which makes things really enjoyable.
But all this has required me to make quite big decisions, one of which includes me taking a break from teaching. I decided to leave school behind me for the time being and invest time into programming, music and mental health, instead of trying to tackle two jobs and time consuming hobby at the same time at the expense of time and sanity. Weird feeling, this sense of freedom and uncertainity.
Onwards ho, towards life and all that is out there!