And then I got Covid.
There's that Mike Tyson quote that seems to apply to everything and everyone at some point, "Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth." Covid punched me in the mouth.
I kept thinking, "I can still write! Here I go!" And nothing. Same with practicing. "I can play guitar!" And the energy just wasn't there.
Derek Sivers has a wonderful blog post about doing what you need to do titled "Write? Write. Sleep? Sleep. Read? Read. Don't Fight It." And I wouldn't say I fought it, I just thought I could give more despite my body being under attack by an invader that has destroyed millions of lives around the world.
Fortunately, my life was not destroyed by any means. I'm 95% back to my pre-Covid self and have started a new song that I'm wicked excited about. Some stickers came in for the band, and next week I can rejoin the world. I'm still testing incredibly positive (some would say that matches my personality - and I would agree) but at some point that will end.
Until then, I'm gonna figure things out as I go, and I hope you'll join me on that journey.