Day 8 of Creativity Challenge- New Song on Bandcamp + Online Sketchpad Art
Day 8 of Creativity Challenge y'all - new music and Sketchpad Art..
I put up a new instrumental track called "The Voices" on Bandcamp, and again used an online sketchpad to do the art, which I attached below as well! This song takes me on a beautiful journey...
I had an absolutely wonderful day today! Yesterday was a tough - I had a bit of a breakdown in the middle of the day and totally got overwhelmed with everything I've been doing, realized I had fallen into the usual pattern of pushing myself, and being hard on myself if I didn't get "everything on my list" done. I broke down when I was trying to put the mattress cover on the bed because I couldn't get it on. So...I did the best thing. I stopped everything. I released my to do list. I lay on the couch, and practiced deep breathing. I had a good cry, had hugs from Fred, and ended up passing out on the couch for a bit when he went to work - turns out I just needed rest, and a bit of time to clear my head. Folded laundry as well, tidied up a bit, put fresh sheets on the bed...all while pumping some tunes and getting my dance on. I realized I'd been ignoring that stuff, and the place being messy was causing me stress and anxiety as well. I made a decision the other day that I would do my best to only do chores when I felt like it - with good energy, not resentment or anger or hatred, just when it felt good to do. And...it made it a lot better. I learned that I need to check in more often with myself and my body, when I'm doing work or writing or even making music. It's so easy for me to get carried away and forget that I need breaks or food, or just time to sit in silence. It's a process y'all. :)
So, back to today. Had a great meeting this morning and jam with Toy Daggers...lots of great ideas flowing and a song practically wrote itself. Then I had a wonderful Zoom call with Alisa Auger, and it totally felt like we already knew each other...chills and thrills and all sorts of awesome conversation. I'm so glad I decided to be vulnerable and just send her a message or we might have never connected. Look forward to making some music with her soon!!
That's all for now...headed to another late night meeting tonight and I am super stoked...exciting times ahead. I hope you all had a great day!! Remember to take time for yourself when you need it! Nothing on your to-do list is as important as you!! And, if you have a breakdown, just breathe through it and be with those feelings...the more you try to hide or shove them down the more vicious they become. If you feel them and allow them to come out (usually, in the form of tears), they usually fade away much quicker.
That's what I have found, anyway!
So so so much love and thanks for reading. U guys rock.