Okay, I wrote a round every single day for a year. Some were terrible, some were easy, some were beautiful. All were worth it. I’ve never done anything every day for a year and I was curious to see what it could do for me. Little did I know how important it was for me to have this project in my life.
Over the past year, I had this project to focus me as life swirled around me.
I changed careers,
my father was diagnosed with a brain tumor and had over 3 cranial surgeries,
my mother had a mental breakdown,
my sister had a child,
My relationship ended,
I was commissioned by over 20 schools to write music for them,
I was commissioned 6 times by the NYC Gay Men’s Chorus to arrange music,
terrorists killed people in Paris, Beirut, and Baghdad,
Serena Williams lost in the semi-finals of the US Open,
I gained 15 lbs,
I lost 5 lbs,
It all blurs together when you begin to think about everything that happened. At the end of a year, you can look back and just see change. Change in your self. I believe firmly now that that is a wonderful way to live your life: just make sure you are different and grown from the previous year.
I can safely say that I have improved in my life. I have improved my writing skills, my editing skills, and my creativity. I have improved at coping with life. I can’t thank you all subscribers enough for watching me engage in this kind of life-long learning. To do it publicly is humbling, but it kept me responsible and honest.
Moving forward, I don’t know what I’ll do with this project. If I ever produce some sort of edited book version of this blog, you will all get a free copy, so stay tuned for any news on that front. For now, I’m going to reflect and take a break. I’ll be posting again soon. I think I’ll write free custom rounds for people and post them here.
Enjoy my last round. I really do love it a lot. It reminds me that I have wings. And that I’m ready to move on to bigger things. And I love singing it. Feel free to send me any and all feedback on the rounds you find here. This project was such a blessing.
Thank you and, as always, sing on! xoxo