Ask anyone who knew me from my “I’m going to teach myself acoustic guitar” days & they’ll remember my friends laughter at my frustration of not being ‘Jimi Hendrix’ in two weeks. After months of inconsistent self-lessons from youtube, notes n chords practiced in front of the tv, trying to build up those callouses, I realized that this is a lot harder than I ever thought. So many things interest me, & I start too much that I don’t finish. I’ve been the Queen of starting stuff I don’t finish for far too long!
But being a server in the restaurant industry, where ‘picking things up with my hands’ is a big part of my job, my callous success interfered with work: my ‘not being able to grab anything with my hands’ had me yelping in pain & I dropped it as fast as I picked it up. My beautiful blue acoustic, nicknamed “Stella,” purchased online & exchanged in a shopping mall parking lot, now sits in the corner of my room in it’s case & has become nothing more than a dust magnet. One day I’ll try again!