I've been making some changes to my blog, with guidance from the Clumsy Bloggers course by Micah J. Murray. (I've only just started working through the material, so ask me in a few weeks if you want a real opinion. I am using it to edit things already though, so there's that!) Yesterday I rewrote and redesigned my "About" page, and I'm much happier with it.
I noticed something after the fact, though. I tried to think of the most relevant and significant things about myself, to give my kind readers some sense of who I am, and I never thought to mention music. (You can go look. Music isn't in there.)
There was a time when music would have been top of the list -- maybe the only thing I would think to put ON the list, the only thing I considered actually significant about myself. Music-related activities were all I basically did through high school and college. I've played a good handful of different instruments and done a lot of singing in my time. I LOVED making music.
LOVE, I mean. I LOVE making music. Even though it seems like I never do it anymore.
I used to be one of the leaders of my church music team, but that ended when I left my childhood church. I belonged to a really fun community choir for a few years, but the commute for practices got to be too much.
I barely even sing to myself anymore. Days go by when I don't even pick up my iPod and listen to anything. I don't think about it.
How do we DO this to ourselves? Just up and lose track of things that are so important to us?
This is one I can do something about. My current church has a fantastic music ministry, and tons of people participate in all kinds of ways. I've contributed one or two pieces of music for services, but not for a year or two.
I know who's in charge of coordinating that program. I know there's always room for one more.
Excuse me, folks. I need to go write an email. It's time to reclaim part of myself.