Why were you inspired to do this?
1) To rejuvenate my songwriting and performing.
2) To inspire my own sense of fun, accomplishment and creativity.
3) Challenge myself as an artist, writer and performer.
What were 3 things you did to make this happen?
Create a set list of 10 songs.
Include at least three new songs, written by me or others.
Include a new a capella song.
Send out emails and alerts to local friends and colleagues, to invite them to the concert.
Practice, play guitar and work on material 4-5 days a week, regardless of whether I've got my kids, are with Jim, working, staying fit, etc.
How did you feel once you had accomplished this?
The pure busyiness of life. The desire to "cop out" by reading a book at the end of a busy day, instead picking up the guitar and playing.
Additional notes and tips:
My concert was last Sunday. It was a decent concert, not great, and that's okay.
I've recognized that it's okay that performing publically takes a back seat for a while, as I focus on other things.
I will continue hosting musical get togethers in the Cincinnati area, playing guitar and writng new songs.