Mommy Musician

I have been super lazy in the maintaining of this site. My excuse it that I was pregnant and now my excuse is that I have a baby. I had to take a bit of a break from performing because of these excuses and I’m not sure when I’m going to get back at it; hopefully soon. But now I am back and plan to make this more of a regular thing. Since I am not playing right now I will not only be blogging about my musical journeys. I plan on also blogging about other musicians that are inspiring me, annoying me, and maybe sometimes take a break from music and just blog about anything I want. It is my blog so I can do what I want I guess.

So here I go with my first post in months about my adventures of being a Mommy Musician. I blame any typos and awkward sentences on my extreme sleep deprivation.

Before I had the baby my boyfriend and I were very hopeful that I’d be back on stage after a very short time. Oh we were so naive. Having a baby and being a musician is haaaaarrrddd. Don’t get me wrong, I will be performing again, but just not as soon as we had originally hoped. I think we thought a month would have been more than enough time. Rookie mistake. Lucky for me we lost our bass player and Jess (lead singer/ writer) has been vacationing with her parents so I am not the only reason we are not playing.

So, while I sit at home I had these great plans to be writing songs and maintaining my blog. More naivety. Normally my writing process involves me getting inspired and sitting for a few hours working on a song. I usually have the bulk done in one sitting and then I refine it over the week, start recording and layering new instruments. I work quite quickly. But now I get anywhere between 5-10 minutes a day to work on music. Even as I write this post I have my baby on my lap feeding. This makes it difficult to do much of anything. Which is why I have been working away at one song for about 3 weeks now just working out the bare bones of it. I have two other songs sitting in my head that I have not had the time to even start. This whole mommy musician thing is going to be harder than I thought.

Maybe there is a silver lining here though. Maybe spreading out the writing process will force me to consider more ideas for my songs. It will give me more time to develop the sound as I will be writing in more than one head space hitting the song from multiple emotional angles. Yup, my next song will be a masterpiece 🙂 .

I miss playing sooooo much. Good thing my baby is the cutest thing ever otherwise this hiatus would be much harder.

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