March 16, 2015
CUP OF CREATIVE | SPARKS.
I bought the ukulele on a whim. I was casually talking about my lifelong dream of learning a new instrument so I could sing and play with the kids I teach and one thing led to another and now I own my own concert ukulele.
It's funny, because I'm not normally this spontaneous. I don't buy things on a whim, especially things that cost money and require at least a little bit of dedication. But as soon as I spotted it in the window of a little local music store, I knew it was meant to be. The feel was perfect, the sound was fun but beautiful, and I felt so giddy when I held it.
So what sparked this interest? I would have to say it was my previous musical experiences playing the viola. I've always loved playing music and have always wanted to play an instrument I could sing along with (which is hard to do if your chin is resting on said instrument!). The ukulele always seemed like a whimsical, fun instrument and I loved the sound and size of it, too.
That, and it goes along with some of my Hawaiian roots. So, a ukulele it is.
And after a little convincing from my sister (who pretty much pushed me to the counter of the store with it in my hands), I am now the owner of a ukulele. My strumming technique is far from perfect, but I love being able to pick it up and learn songs and chords.
I love that it lifts my mood, brings music back into my life, and is fairly easy to play, too. It's a new adventure, new challenge, and a lifelong dream I'm finally pursuing.
I'm linking up with Christina and Jenna for their first edition of Cup of Creative. This link-up is all about chasing and pursuing creative dreams and that is something I am allllll about.