I quit guitar lessons. It seemed like a good idea. We had a guitar. I thought I could learn to play and maybe use it in worship. I found a wonderful guitar teacher who came to the house. It seemed like a good idea but I never seemed to find the time to practice. It wasn’t nearly as easy as I thought it would be and there was my harp.
I started playing harp a few years ago. I love to play it. I have a wonderful teacher. It’s not nearly as portable as a guitar but I like the feel of it and it sits in my dining room beckoning me to practice. So, I quit guitar so that I could focus on the harp and it feels great.
January is a time when we often focus on letting go of things, of improving things, of changing things. With the new Netflix series Tidying Up with Marie Kondo there has been a new push to declutter. (full disclosure, I haven’t watched it) There is something to be said to letting go and focusing on what matters. There is something to be said for clearing out and enjoying what you have.
There was a tremendous sense of freedom in quitting the guitar. There was deep pleasure in focusing on something I already loved.
Is there something that you need to focus on this year?
Is there something that you need to return to this year?
Is there something that you need to let go of so you can refocus on what truly matters?