Signing Off…

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I love writing. Maybe more specifically, I love ranting. I like creative writing, developing a blogging voice, thinking about what to post about, editing posts, forgetting to proof-read posts, finding pictures to go along with my post topics, and the like.

But blogging is not writing music. Or playing music. It’s a different creative outlet – one that I think I’m not half-bad at. But not one that I feel I should be spending so much time doing. I’ve been thinking a lot about blogging lately.

After much deliberating, and with so many things vying for my time at this point in my life, I’ve decided to focus my minutes more specifically on music for a while – writing and playing it.

To all of my subscribers and followers, I would like to say thank you for keeping up with my blog… I’d also like to let you know that I’m not completely done with this sort of journaling either. I’d like you all to join me on Twitter, following me there (which is here: http://twitter.com/jaymathesmusic). Yes, it’s shorter bursts of words, but words none-the-less. You can also Like me on Facebook, here: http://facebook.com/jaymathesmusic. And, you can subscribe to my Jaymathes.com news posts, herehttp://feeds.feedburner.com/jaymathesnews. Or, of course, I have a monthly newsletter. Sign up here: http://jaymathes.com/?page_id=33. The point is, you’ll still be able to read words from me – just not here.

So please come along! Hop on a different train with me and continue reading with me…

Twitter: http://twitter.com/jaymathesmusic
Facebook: http://facebook.com/jaymathesmusic
Jaymathes.com News: http://feeds.feedburner.com/jaymathesnews
My Newsletter: http://jaymathes.com/?page_id=33

Also, I still have some unfinished blog business here, too. I do plan to finish up my top 25 albums of all time list, but I may not post that here… I’ll make sure you’re all able to see it, though.

So here’s to a new year of opportunity ahead and 232 posts behind. Cheers!

Starting Over

Have you ever wished that life had a “do over” button?

When I was younger, I used to say, literally, “This is my life. No regrets. I am who I am today because of what happened yesterday. End of story.”

Do I still believe it? That’s a hard question to answer.

Yes, I’m a product of my past, so at least that much is true.

But do I regret any of my past? Maybe the answer is “It doesn’t matter, even if you do.”

As a famous meerkat once said, “You got to put your past behind you.”

Tonight I’ve got the whole evening to work on writing new music. My wife has graciously let me out of the house (and agreed to watch the chiluns). But I’m tired and having a hard time getting inspired. So I’m blogging instead, for now.

I’m hoping this whole process will inspire me – and you – to remember that “life’s a dance, you learn as you go…”

PS: Anybody else getting freaked out by these crazy “appeals” on Wikipedia?!?!

Do over button image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCPDB0QlqNs