Posted by RUBY2 on Friday, October 16, 2009
3 months since my last blog entry
I suppose I should be saying 3 months later with no blog entries I should have made great progress and be playing like Harry Reser.
Unfortunatly I have not been playing up untill the last two weeks or so.
I have been off work for 6 weeks or so with a re-occurance of panic atacks and anxiety. It's funny that with all this time off I could not bring myself to pick up my banjo.
Well I am now back at work. Although it is only half days at the present time.
I have now been back practicing for about 2 weeks or so and although a bit rusty at first I am now close to where I left off before I got poorley.
So a bit of a poor blog entry but I hope that for the next entry in a months time I will have made progress and feel better too. I may even pick up enough courage to ring a tutor and get started with some lessons. One step at a time see how we go.
Sorry for the depressing entry but thought it best to tell it how it is and not do the usual 'everything is fine and tickity boo' attitude.
Friday, October 16, 2009 @7:25:29 AM
Richard I am glad that you picked your banjo back up. I am a psychiatric nurse at a local hospital. When I hear my patients say they play a insturment I give them alot of encouragement to continue playing. Music is therapeutic actually, I play everyday almost because I have a stressful job. My banjo brings me a lot of joy. Continue to play and most of all enjoy life.
Friday, October 16, 2009 @7:46:55 AM
Thanks for the supportive comment 'moonpie'
Saturday, October 17, 2009 @3:32:49 AM
Sorry to hear that Richard. It's a shame that playing the banjo couldn't be therapy for you at this time, but sometimes it doesn't work like that. I've just had my first lesson with Jonny for a couple of months, he took some time off when his missus gave birth. He is living up in Leeds at the moment so maybe you could get in touch with him again...if you felt up to it. He is a good guy. Take care, Maria
Saturday, October 17, 2009 @6:42:35 AM
Thanks for the reply.
Yes he was very friendly and helpful when I has a chat on the phone with him.
I don't know if he teaches 4 string tenor though ?
ps hopefully my next entry will be a little more cheerful.
Sunday, October 25, 2009 @9:12:15 AM
Richard, glad to hear that you are recovering. I hope that spending time with your banjo will be therapeutic and help you. All the best.
Sunday, October 25, 2009 @9:43:58 AM
Thanks for the kind words Anthony.
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