Winnipeg Music Blog Project: Coming Soon
I'm sad to say for the past couple of months my blog has been severely neglected. As my second school term became more mentally and emotionally demanding, I decided to put all other things on a back burner to focus on my education. Although I'm still not quite finished with my final exams, I feel like I have more time right now that I can be flexible with. I want to use this opportunity to dive into a new project I have been planning for quite some time.
A Winnipeg Music Blog.
Let me explain.
One of the hardest things I've found when writing and performing music is I am very hard on myself. Like extremely hard. I have such high expectations of myself to produce good music that others can enjoy that I discourage myself from even showing it to others. Pretty self destructive, eh?
A couple months back, I started looking for help to spark some confidence. When speaking with one of my music professors, I confided in him my stage fright. I told him how I felt when I was either on a formal stage or just in front of relatives and friends, how I had a genuine gut wrenching fear. He advised to speak with other musicians and students and ask them how they deal with it. There is no better person to ask then someone who is in the same shoes, or was at the same place at one point in their life, as you.
I immediately pounced on the idea, but I wanted to take it a step further. I wanted to speak with musicians from all over Winnipeg to see what their personal journeys were/are like. And I didn't want to keep anything I learned all to myself, but share it with other musicians that are struggling or feeling the same way about performing. This could also be a great opportunity to hear how other musicians practice or learn new music, how they survive in the musical industry, and any dos and don'ts they can share. The possibilities are endless!
I contacted a few of my musical friends and asked them if they would be interested to help start out. They were extremely supportive and agreed right away.
And then school happened.
My idea, that I was so motivated and excited for, had to be put on hold and stay exactly that. An idea. But it was always at the back of my mind. I knew that I would come back to it as soon as I had the chance. And here I am!!
Be sure to check for upcoming posts in the next couple of weeks!