I need to start my lessons again.
I stopped my lessons with Mariano when we left on our big cross country bicycle adventure. Since the weight we carried was a big issue, I wasn’t able to take a guitar. Even a small travel guitar was out of the question. So, I wasn’t able to play at all for four months. I thought I would forget everything I knew.
We I only forgot about half of what I knew as it turned out. Since we have been back, I have been playing again but I just can’t seem to get back into a regular pattern of practicing. And I still have not re-started my lessons with Mariano.
I wanted to get back to where I was before the trip before starting lessons again. However, I have found that taking lessons forces me to play more. I don’t know if it is the challenge of the lessons, the joy of learning new things or the feeling of obligation to practice since you are paying for lessons. Probably for me it is some combination of the three.
In any case, it is time to start again. Soon.