It’s been a little over a week since my last post…in fact my first month, as of today is at an end. I’ve had my highs and lows, goods and bass. It’s interesting to me that some people associate travelling with running away. I in fact find it is often the opposite. When I travel the things that are wonderful about life are tenfold, but so are the things that are not so wonderful. The stresses of life do not disappear, they come at you and they come at you hard. The only difference is you have no choice but to deal with them. It is always while travelling that I realize how crippling some of my anxieties are and I am confronted with the regular comforts readily available to me at home.
The last month has been just this. One moment of elation coupled with a money of I want to go home right now, I want to be in my own bed with my own space, and I even want to wake up and ‘go to work’ tomorrow morning. As this trip is business and pleasure for me, there have been days/nights where I’ve ‘gone to work’. However I also find that I am still slowly getting used to a lifestyle where playing shows and networking is work. It’s somewhat a foreign concept to most people, and to describe it somewhat beyond words. Needless to say our society as a whole (excluding other artists) does not truly grasp what it is to be a musician and perform…non the less one on the road. This is a concept I am slowly beginning to learn myself.
By no means am I complaining ask do not wish to change anything about my life at this point. I only hope to bring clarity and understanding that will lend to deeper connections with others I meet along my life journey.
Here are some moments from my travels so far…(it takes a really long time to load on my phone so I’ll try and pic the best!)
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Now off to explore Siena!