So I’m currently in my “music can wait, I wanna do something else for a bit” stage, and it’s something that happens quite commonly to me whenever I’ve poured a lot of time into music I’ve made recently.
I’ve dabbled with writing some simple stories, a few neat lyrics I thought up, and even recorded some quick notes for ideas on my voice recorder. So I’m keeping in somewhat with the creative process.
But since lockdown I’ve not really spent any other time doing other things, it’s been music music music.. and I could do with a break and I’m taking it dammit! Part of me wants to carry on, but I’m not in the right frame of mind.
Sometimes it’s good to do other stuff away from music - like meet friends, since now here in the UK some lifting has been done. Cafes restaraunts and pubs are back in business, so I’m seeing friends again, I do have pangs of guilt for being away from creating, but this is my body and how it works - I can’t create constantly. Partly because of tiredness, I have insomnia regularily, so I’d rather sleep In some days than do anything at all other than quick dopamine fixes.
What stuff do you guys get up to when this happens? I’m toying with starting another hobby unrelated to music, getting some fitness goals in place, or maybe nothing at all but seeing where my mind takes me - I’m quite fluid sometimes!
Do you know any cool or interesting things I can learn about/to do/think on? Like I say I’d like to work on my fitness, as ya gotta have the rockstar body to get the rockstar look right ?? Or am I reaching a mid-midlife crisis??? :P
I’ll be looking at some of the great music that has been uploaded in my absence of course! Always nice to hear new stuff when I am in the mood for a listen
(Writing this while insomnia is visiting. A 3am surf of the web while uncomfortable in bed, wide awake from too much diet soda.)