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Adventures of a Homebody: Introduction
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If it were up to me... I would be quite content to live for an extended period of time in my bedroom.
With my books, my instruments, my pens, and my paper I would find ways to pass the time and record the miscellaneous ideas that floated through. There would always be a mug of tea on the desk; always a dogeared page on the shelf; and always an unfinished project itching for completion...
I would be cozy in my woollen sweaters and safe in my home... I would be productive and comfortable.
. . .
Unfortunately... the preferences of an introvert aren't overly compatible with the lifestyle required by an aspiring musician. Singers need to be out and about - collecting stories and serenading pedestrians. They need to be networking in bars and coffee shops; filling spotlights with magic mystery and emotion; going on adventures so that they have something interesting to sing about.
In theory of course, that is all fine and dandy.
But the reality of the thing is far more uncomfortable when... for example... you've just finished an eight and a half hour shift and the commute to an open mic takes over an hour.
In certain situations, one can't help but wonder:
"Is it worth it to lug a guitar half way across the city?" or
"Is it worth it to transit home alone in the wee hours of the night when the buses come every hour or not at all?"
The answer is yes.
Yes it is.
. . .
Maybe it will sound bizarre, but somehow the struggle during these moments of deliberation lessens when I consider having an audience.
So, without officially, pompously announcing that this will be my New Year's Resolution, I unofficially declare that from this moment onwards I will attempt to go on more adventures, and write about said adventures in this blog. Some details will be withheld for privacy's sake, and other details will be elaborated and beautified... for your sake.
I will bring my camera whenever possible to give you romanticized, filtered glimpses of scenes and characters, and you can piece these fragments together however you wish.