Unfortunately, I didn’t parcel enough time for drawing today. While it would have been appropriate to draw some sort of semblance of time, I opted for something else:
I want to be able to play the ukulele. I want to have the time to be able to learn it, I want the money to be able to afford a fairly good one, and I want to take it to parties and entertain my friends. I want to sing for crowds and for them to be in awe of my talent. I want people to be inspired by my awesomeness so that they too could say “If he’s this awesome, imagine how awesome I could be!”
However, there are too many other things I’d rather do with my time than practice the uke. Face it: learning an instrument is tough, tougher still if you don’t have a teacher and are too much of a skinflint to buy lessons. Further, why practice an instrument when I could be writing, drawing, taking pictures, scrap-booking, painting metal miniatures, or watching borderline unwatchable B-movies?
If it was something I could just pick-up and play, I’d be all over it. However, when I can’t even tune it without an electronic tuner, how the heck am I supposed to get around to actually playing it? I know: train my ear, work hard, reap rewards. BUT I have so many other things that I enjoy and am fairly good at that it feels like I’m becoming a dilettante that fiddles with a thousand different things without doing even one of them halfway as well as he could.
If time wasn’t an obstacle, I’d pluck my way through until I was strumming like Tiny Tim. However, with only so many waking hours, I feel it is better to do what I love.