Lately, I've been doing a lot of thinking. Obviously thinking is part of human nature so I'm sure you've all been thinking a lot, but at this point I have come to the conclusion that I just think too much. I had this crazy idea that blogs were supposed to be inspiring. thoughtful. exciting. How am I supposed to live a more exciting life? Should I turn my brain on high so I have more thoughts that mean something to other people? I would look at amazing blogs like The Bulletproof Musician, and the Monday Motivator, my former IU colleague Cayla's blog and my sister Leah's blog, and think "why cant I write like that?"
Alas, lately I've come to a conclusion that no matter what you write, someone will read it and find it inspiring no matter how short or inelaborate that post is. I think this might be a new beginning to the blog I never got off the ground, and I hope you'll enjoy what I have to say. I'm not thinking of just writing about music, either. Sure, maybe I'll write mostly music posts, but I think I'd like it to be about things I am generally interested in as well. Like family and movies and fashion and cars! Here's to making myself blog more! to simple blogging!
Thanks for reading!
Ariel Detwiler is an active freelancer and teacher in the Twin Cities. Ariel has a DMA in Bassoon Performance with an emphasis on music education, and actively works with band directors in Minnesota and Iowa to create a positive image surrounding the bassoon.