So I was evaluating how far I've come in six months and how incredibly far I have yet to go as a guitar player, and I asked myself this question. Why am I doing this?
At 43 years old and never having played an instrument of any kind, I'm a new guitar player. Like most everbody I'm a very busy person, working, spending time with the family, taking care of the house, etc. etc. So why am I devoting such a huge portion of my extremely valuable free time to RS?
I have no illusions of being a "guitar God", I'm not looking to start a band, doubt if I'll ever play in front of a live audience, I'm not looking to impress anyone. Yet every chance I get I'm on the guitar. I haven't even told most people about my new obsession. Friends want me to play golf, no thanks I'm busy. Poker game tonight, sorry can't make it. Ball game? Nope. My guitar playing skills may be improving but my social life is paying the price. Along with my fitness routine, yard work (really should mow the lawn today) and anyother hobbies I used to have.
Anyway I have no good answer as to why I'm doing this at this stage in my life other than it's something I've always wanted to learn. I see other people playing and making it look easy and it bothers me that I can't do it. So I continue to practice. I enjoy the feeling of mastering a song or portion of a song, grinding out Riff Reapeater over and over and over till you finally get it right.
Sorry this is long winded, feeling a bit philisophical today I guess.
Not sure if I should thank Ubi and RS or curse it for what it's done to my life!