So, it's been a while since I appeared in a blog post! These days, the afternoon light is so beautiful and warm, feeling comfortable to be in even just after noon. In summer, that light seems harsher to be in, for some reason. I find myself with so many different things I want to work on at once, sometimes it's hard to stop myself and simply focus on just one. It's as though my mind wants to process everything in parallel, although I'm sure it's not as efficient as concentrating on each in order. Then of course, it's hard to say which order..
The other day, I spent a little time digging through my old hard drive folders and came up with a huge number of song recordings from way back - starting maybe 7, 8 years ago. Although it didn't seem like such a big deal at the time, it struck me how each of those little recordings came together and eventually helped give me the push I needed to come to Japan. I practiced and practiced, and there had been no end to the songs I wanted to sing, all different types and styles. I suppose, I wanted desperately to shine, to have something special to call my own. Now, listening back on those clips, I hear such youthful hope and excitement. And I'm surprised to discover, the excitement still exists.
Time keeps on going, so quickly. Ever so quickly. But I'm sure each step will make sense, every decision will mean something in the long run.