INKtober Number Six – Fitting In

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Inktober day six by jeffrey johnson of red herring illustrationMy dad gave me this Ukelele a little more than a year ago, after I’d told my mom that I wanted to learn how to play it. I already know how to play the guitar, after a fashion, so really how hard could it be to pick up the Ukelele? right? I can probably count on one hand the number of times I’ve actually picked it up and played it. This usually involves hunkering down at my desk, watching YouTube tutorials while following along. It’s very slow, and I want to jump right to the fun stuff. That leaves not enjoying it enough pick it up often, and not having the time to learn to play well enough.

Somehow though, there’s always time for facebook. Not that I’m totally against social media or anything. I’ve met some of my best friends on social media, and this whole project wouldn’t even be possible without it. It does take up an awful lot of my time, though. Time that I could be doing anything but scrolling through my friends’ thousand thoughts. I like the sound of that phrase. ๐Ÿ™‚

It’s hard fitting new things into my daily schedule which is already really full of other things. Adding daily sketching just for the pleasure of it to the day has so far been really rewarding, but also kind of taxing as I struggle to adjust my day and keep up with the routine. The struggle is important though. I feel like it’s pushing me in a good direction.

Maybe at the end of the month, I can take what I’ve learned here and use that insight to work out a strategy for maintaining the passion to practice. Both daily drawings, and ukelele. ๐Ÿ™‚

 

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