Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Guitar.....it's on my list

How are you coming along with your "list"? Did you make one on New Year's Day? I make a new "list" every January. I guess you can call it New Year's Resolutions. I prefer to think of them as goals.

Seems like many of the same things show up each year. Does that happen to you? It's okay you know. You just keep putting those things on your list and one of two things will happen. Either you will eventually do the "thing" or you will decide that it wasn't really important to you after all.

This has been on my "list" for a long long time. I had a guitar as a young girl. My sister and I got them for Christmas. I learned a few basics. And, in all those years that passed by since then, I always thought I would one day get back to it. That is why it has been on my list over and over.

Two years ago, hubby bought this guitar for me for Christmas. Wasn't that sweet? He is a good guitar player, so he knew how to pick out a good one! You would think that this would get me going....alas....no. It went in to the closet.

However, I still put it on my "list" of things I want to do. Then as fate would have it, I was talking to a friend and she told me about a class. It's only $5 and it's a drop in every Monday. Does it get any easier than that? I was soooo excited!

I got dressed and ready to go at least 4 times....but I did NOT go. Why? I don't know. I just "chickened out". I just couldn't bring myself to show up. New people, could I do it, am I too old? Or was it ....just plain old fear.

Eventually, I showed up. I had a wonderful time! The teacher is terrific. He makes everyone feel so special and talented. He also makes learning fun!! It's been a couple of months now, and I can actually play a song or two (it's rough sounding...but getting better all the time!). My hubby has joined the class too, so now it's something we can enjoy together. And, he is a really good guitar player already.

Today I was glancing up at my Vision Board. Do you know what that is? It's a display of things I want to accomplish or have in my life. You gals that are so creative would make it a work of art. Mine is simply a bulletin board filled with cut out images from magazines. It's jam packed with clippings and words. It is directly across from my desk and I see it everyday.

Today I noticed the picture of a guitar. It's actually a person playing guitar and I pasted a photo of my face over theirs. Wow. That guitar looks just like mine! Co-incidence?

Then I started gazing at the other pictures and I was amazed at how many have actually come to pass. It is almost uncanny. There is a picture of a porch that looks JUST like mine! There is a garden tent that looks just like mine. There are sooo many things that are on my board and ALSO in my life! I still have plenty of things yet to accomplish or have. That is something to look forward to.

This summer, when we go on our annual family camping trip, we will be able to play our guitars and entertain our granddaughters. And, that's going to feel wonderful!

One of my mentors challenged me to write 200 goals in January. Today I went looking for that list and I found it. I had only gotten to #64! And, THAT was hard. Even though it's only been a few months, I think I could add quite a few.

How about you? Do you have a list? A vision board? A mentor? What do you want to accomplish in your life? What things do you want that you don't already have?



  1. Excellent, excellent! I want to say "bravo!" Of course, I want to accomplish so many things, and right now, I'm decluttering and that is a big one!

  2. Stephanie, how cool is learning to play the guitar! I'm impressed. Your photos are great, too, btw. :o)

  3. Good for you on finally going for it!! That's neat that your hubby plays too. What a great thing for the two of you to share!
    I don't do the resolutions thing, didn't work for me. But, I did recently start a vision board, and within a week one of the things happened! It works!
    Have a great week,

  4. That is fabulous! I love vision boards! I've had one called a "dream board".

    Your guitar is beautiful! Good for you for going to that class! It sounds like fun! I had a guitar as a young girl and, like you, learned a few basics and thought I would always get back to it. My old guitar got destroyed somehow :(

    I would like to get a new one and then learn again, too! :)


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