June – Way Too Soon
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Ever show up to a party before everyone else? That’s me, every time. In fact, the Oxford English Dictionary defines “fashionably late” as “30 minutes after Josh shows up.” Anyway, in a literal sense, this month’s song is about those awkward moments before the party starts. When you’re a little nervous and you don’t know what to do.
In a not so literal sense, this month’s song is about something much, much bigger. It’s about following your heart, and that can get you into all kinds of awkward and uncomfortable situations. Following your heart gets you out of your safety zone and into a place where anything can happen, including really, really embarrassing things.
Fear of Embarrassment tries as hard as it can to hold us back from doing what we love. It tries to scare us with horror stories and nightmares, regardless of how unlikely they are. It moans and rattles and makes us nervous, but we must give Fear of Embarrassment a roundhouse kick to the face and do what we’ve got to do.
So go for it! Say something to that cute girl at the party. If you love singing, stand up in front of a crowd and sing a song. If you love cooking, try that new recipe. Or just try something completely new. That’s the only way we can find and fulfill our passions. When we do what we love, we almost always do the right thing.
Folks, we’ve made it halfway through my New Year’s resolution. Can you believe it? I can’t. I thought it was doomed halfway through January. And April was pretty rough, too. But whenever I had my doubts, you, my friends and family, got me through them. You listened to my songs, left encouraging comments and supported me all the way. Thanks to you, I’ve stuck with my resolution and I couldn’t be more proud of the results. Pat yourself on the back for helping me get so far. I owe you one, big time.
NEW NEW NEW!!!! Now, in addition to downloading the mp3, you can also download the chart (“chart” is cool cat music lingo for “simplified sheet music”). You read that right! You can hear the song while you’re jogging AND you can play it yourself! (But only if you bring your guitar/ukulele/mandolin/cello/lute/kweeca along for the run.) So go ahead, download the chart and learn how to play it. There are also charts for April and May.