I’ve now passed the halfway point (45 days) of the 50/90 Songwriting Challenge and at this time I was hoping to have completed 25 songs by this time. Today (Tuesday August 22nd) marks day 50 and I’ve managed to upload two more songs since last week to take my total to 24 songs, just missing out on my halfway goal.
In my last post I mentioned that I had to take some time off due to me dealing with a personal issue. Well, I had to take some more time off but as of today I’m able to get back into the swing of things and even though I only managed to record and upload two more songs I did work on some other song ideas at the same time.
Hopefully I’ll be able to finish these half written songs and get myself back on track however, the time away from songwriting has not been wasted. I’ve learnt a couple of important lessons during this past week.
The first lesson is to be patient when life gets in the way of what you want to do. It’s in these moments that I try to remind myself that whatever is getting in my way won’t last forever. It will soon pass and the opportunity to pick up where I left off will present itself to me once more.
The second lesson I’ve learnt is to always be on the lookout for an opportunity to write, no matter how small the opportunity is. It always amazes me how lots of little songwriting moments can add up and the end result is a completed song.
The challenge is making me realise that I shouldn’t let ten minutes of songwriting time pass me by in the hope that I’ll get more time later on.
I need to take whatever time to write I can get because this challenge is all about keeping the momentum going. 50/90 is a marathon and not a sprint. I’m also realising that doing the challenge is great practise for me living more in the present rather than in the past or the future.
How’s that for deep?
If you want to check out what I’ve done so far just head on over to my 50/90 Song Challenge page and if there’s a song idea you’d like me to tackle for the challenge just let me know and I’ll see what I can do for you.