As you guys know the last few weeks were really tough but I’m happy to say that things this week have been much better! Thanks again to those of you that were concerned for my aunt–she is doing much better. Everything is going to take time, but she has come so far already, and for that we are truly thankful! (if you’re not sure what I’m talking about, read my last post).
I started working my part time hours two weeks ago, and it has been really great. I really missed the fact that I wasn’t home yet when the kids got home from school. I would always call home when they got home (my aunt was here with them) but they never really wanted to talk to me. Really, when I think about it, the only one who came to the door to see me when I got home was our dog! I’m not sure the kids even noticed I was home for the first 10 minutes! But either way, I’m just glad that my boss has let me take the part time hours for now so I can be home when the school day is over.
Things at my job are going really well. I’m doing medical coding and I really like it. It’s weird though..I’ve never thought about how much can physically go wrong with you until I started this job, and really started to see everything that is out there. I sometimes end up feeling bad for people after reading their reports. There’s just so many people who are struggling with all different kind of injuries and diseases like cancer. At the end of the day, I’m just reminded again to be thankful that my kids and the rest of my family are healthy.
As far as my music goes, I still am working on recording my latest song. With everything going on, I haven’t been able to record it yet, but I have been just practicing. I know I’ve said it before but playing the piano really just heals me. Whenever I’m hurt or upset, that is when I can write my best music. I know that probably sounds weird or depressing but I truly don’t mean it that way. It’s just when I’m in that mindset that I can get ideas for songs. That is usually when I start writing a song or ideas just come to me while I’m playing. I don’t have to be constantly sad to write or anything like that. It takes me a while (at least a month, sometimes more) to write a song. But when I first start writing a song–that’s when it’s best for me to be in a sad mindset. But once the song is started, and I feel better about stuff, I go back to it and write more. I don’t have to be upset to finish writing a song.
Well, that is pretty much it for now. Thanks again to those of you that continue to read this blog and listen to my songs 🙂
Lindsay Della Vella
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