Back in October I went to a piano concert. Some good friends of mine play and they invited me to a concert they were having so I went to support them. I went alone and didn’t really think anything of it. I thought it was just another event but it ended up being an amazing night for me. The music was wonderful but even more wonderful was the inspiration that I gained.
While there I learned two important lessons, one of which I’d like to share with you today. (Don’t worry, I plan on sharing the second lesson eventually.) They had a story on the concert program about how the concert came about. These 4 women all like to play the piano so they decided to get together and play with each other. One of them has a room with 2 pianos in it so they set aside one night a week, meet at her house and play 2 piano duets together. It’s late at night, after kids are asleep, homework is done and husbands are occupied but they make it happen. They take the time for themselves to do something they enjoy and to use and build their talents.
I was also really inspired to see them up there on the stage. They were up there doing something just because they enjoy it. This concert wasn’t for any other reason. They weren’t there for their husbands or kids although most of them were there supporting them. They weren’t there as part of their church responsibilities or school volunteering or because they were getting paid. They were simply there because they decided they would put on a concert to show the talent they have and the work that they’ve put into it.
The whole way home I thought about how I could take the example of my friends and use it to better myself. I finally thought about writing/blogging. It’s something that I enjoy and have wanted to get back into but just haven’t made the time for. I’m in the same stage of life as most of these women so I know we face the same kinds of things on a daily and weekly basis but they make time once a week to do something that they love.
The last year or so I have actually been thinking and dreaming of what I want to be when I grow up. I’ve never longed for a career. I always wanted to stay home with my children and I am blessed that it is happening for me. So, a career was never really in the plan but now I have dreams that I hope to fulfill and I think blogging can help me get there. So 3 months after the piano concert experience, I’m finally committing to coming back to blogging. I’m starting small and only committing to one post a week but considering it’s been almost a year since my last post that is big for me.
I hope you will join me for the ride.