Play Just To Play

This week's post is a short one.  It's a reminder to myself that I come back to over and over and over, and I thought I could share it with you in case you might also need to circle around to it...

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Make your art for yourself, the way you like it.  Don't get caught up in who is going to receive it and how they're going to receive it; that's not your concern.  Just make your art with honesty, passion, and love.  Enjoy it!  Stop trying to fit it into a box.  I get too stressed over prepping for a performance or choosing songs or sounding good or gaining the approval of the audience.  That's not my job!  My job is to play what I love.  My job is to create and share the music inside me, and it doesn't matter who can't relate or who says it isn't good or who is not impressed.  I am not supposed to try to impress people.  I always feel more freedom and lightness when I play just to play.  When I play songs I picked out, not all things that other people chose and pressed onto me.  When I play from my heart instead of my fears.  Always let your heart be bigger than your fears in your journey of creating, friends.

Love always, and happy playing,

BRI