January 7, 2014
It's January. There is more snow on the ground than I've seen in years. The holidays are over, the days are getting longer. We've turned the corner. Time for reflection and renewal and rebirth. There will be some regret as I look back on the previous year, what I accomplished, failed to accomplish, the commitments I made or didn't even bother making, for fear of ...
For fear of what? Failure, at my age and stage of life, is a familiar friend. A friend I greet on the road to any destination I choose to be worthy of my time and focus. I embrace you, my friend. I acknowledge that you are just trying to save me from myself, embarassing myself or exposing myself to emotional pain. I just wanted to let you know, I'm a grown up, I can take it. I will still love you, and I know you will always be there for me. Take a holiday, go somewhere warm for a while, you've been working hard for a longtime.
I'll let you know when I've written my next song, posted my next video or booked my next gig. You can check in with me then, keep me on my toes, make sure I'm prepared. Friend, I appreciate all you've done for me but it's time to relax, read a good book, take up yoga or learn a new language, what's stopping you? Unless you have a friend of your own, you know the one.