ROUTINE IS A LITTLE BIT LIKE MUSIC.

You know how it is. When a song starts, your ears need that little bit of time to get used to it. Sometimes you fall straight into the song; other times, it takes the full 3 minutes to sink in.

But then, once you fall into that steady rhythm, that’s it. You’re part of the song. You keep shifting your weight from side to side until you reach the end, and even then, if it’s hit the right chord, it will stay in your head, and you will keep moving to that pulse.

Incidentally, this metaphor/parallel/idea came to me because for every day in February, I am trying to record a piece of piano music. It was the hardest thing for me to find enough inspiration and the right restrictions to even think about what to play, let alone get it right. But the progress has been amazing, and I haven’t missed a day.

Routine is very much that. It’s either really hard or really easy to get into. But, whichever way, once you’re in it, it becomes a part of you, and you really start moving to it. Now that I’m seeing results? I’m so motivated to keep going, to keep dancing.

Allow me to share one piece from the past 20 or so days. An original, by the name of ‘You’, from a few years back. It remains one of my favourites to play, and listen back to. Right now, I feel it represents very much what I’ve brought into this challenge, and what I’ll be taking out of it. Make of that what you will.

But, yeah – find your groove, then just sway to it. You’ll be surprised at the things that you can come up with.

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