Late Bloomer

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I must be a late bloomer. Since I can remember, I’ve had a love for music and writing, and even though I’ve written songs for the last 10-15 years, I’ve never written them down, completed them much less play them for others. Well, I have done a few of them before but nothing like this.

Last week, I had my first rehearsal with my band, rehearsing 8 of my original songs. My intent is to record a CD and play around town this summer and see how well they are received.

I sometimes wonder why it’s taken me so long. I have tons of friends that by age 18 have written songs, formed a band and been to just about every club, coffee shop or venue in town. Why did it take me so long? I must be a late bloomer.

In some ways, my childhood and normal progress was stunted due to the trauma of growing up with out my mother, father and sisters. They loved me but they weren’t able to be in my life for most of it, from age 12 till today. So much of what’s happening now, this harvest or confidence, is a result of processing all that.

Counseling, meditation, trusted friends, God’s Spirit, all have combined to bring about this very slow progress. Much more growth and change is still needed. Writing and publishing my songs is part of my coming out and becoming the man I’m supposed to be. Feels great.

Have a great day.

Into the future,


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