Sometimes you just have to follow the thread…some would call it a muse.
All I know was that I had a writing assignment…a songwriting assignment. I had paid a songwriting coach and she had given me work to do. I kept thinking…”I paid for this!” and I had absolutely nothing, or so it felt.
Honestly, I was at a place in my life where I was wrestling with a job that no longer fit. I had given a 110% precent and it had taken a 120%. My mind was honestly a tangle of thoughts that didn’t seem in a hurry to straighten out into anything tangible one could grab ahold of.
So I sat on the love seat (Come on, little sofa, show me some love!) in what I call my creative room, and stared at the blank page.
Then I wrote at the top of the page “This is For Me!”. What came after that is what you see below. I won’t call it a song, because it doesn’t have a melody and if it was a song it would be in that less common style today, of AABA format. (Sorry, non-songwriters, that was a total side comment.)
At any rate, it is more of a poem than a song, but I love it, because it is a declaration that came from the middle of my being somewhere and it makes me almost giddy when I read it even to this day.
Because it is a BIG old fat reminder that even on a day when I felt like I had nothing, I had this!
And you know what? I think you have all kinds of beautiful stuff inside you that you have no idea is in there! Maybe yours starts with writing “This is For Me!” at the top of your empty page, too. I am not talking about writing a poem or a song, I’m talking about simply writing a whole list of things and dreams that make you your beautiful self! Go for it, please! I can’t wait to see it!