“When I was young, my grandparents encouraged me to take piano lessons as my grandmother always commented that my long fingers should play effortlessly across the keys. With weekly lessons and one recital later, I concluded that I was not connecting with this grand instrument and asked to end my lessons. My family did not pressure me to pursue the piano or any other musical instrument. Therefore, I chose to pursue my interests of dance, sports and French.”
One sunny day soon approaching my twenty eighth birthday, I walked into a guitar store on Sunset Blvd in Hollywood. There I stood gazing at the variety of guitars hanging on the walls. I wanted to learn a musical instrument and the guitar was my chosen piece. That day, I bought myself a beautiful green guitar. Now, close to twenty years later and with slight embarrassment, I have to confess I do not know how to play that beautiful green guitar. This guitar rested in its case for most of these years just up until the last few years. My boyfriend took this green beauty out of her case and played her from time to time. He strummed her ever so melodically. Now, she was placed in a safe spot in the living room where she rests openly and with her original rust colored strings. Recently, one of the strings broke. That green beauty rested against the wall with a broken string for a few weeks. I found myself looking to her more, thinking about her resting in the corner with a broken string. My fingers were wanting to strum her and I felt a spark of new interest to learn. The guitar was carefully restrung, now with bright silver strings. I picked her up and tuned her strings. I learned and wrote down five chords. I practiced strumming and chose a song to learn.
Is there something you have always wanted to do and haven’t done yet? Is there something you want to learn and haven’t learned yet? Tune into amazing you and strum boldly to your inner hum!