For once, I actually do
feel 21. The past couple of years, I've never felt that way until 6 or 7 months after my birth date. Despite being able to legally drink now, I'm gonna have to break it to everyone by stating that I'm never gonna be a drinker. I want to live a straight-edged life
Always have been wanting to keep it that way even when I was young. Everyone at my work has been asking me how I'm going to celebrate or if I'm going to the bar. Ugh no, I don't even want to be within a 50 sq ft diamater
I'm surprised I've gone this far without posting another journal. I've been meaning to, but it's always been an afterthought. I'm honestly so busy, I wish there were 5 of me to do all of the multitasking I have to do every day haha
Anyways, a lot of things have changed since my previous journal post, and after reading it, looks like I lied. I haven't updated you guys about my band at all LOL. Oops.
Turns out, we've disbanded, and I joined a new band 4 months ago. It's everything I've been praying about for a long time. The music is all progressive metal and hardcore. I know my hardcore music, but I'm just getting into progressive metal. It may sound like I'm at a disadvantage, but honestly, I've improved so much as a guitarist. I almost thought I wasn't fit to be a part of the band because I was such a passive guitar player. I didn't know how to play 5/4 and 7/8 time signatures, didn't know my scales, I barely had any technical skills until I started practicing with my new other guitar player (technically, I'm the new one). Within those 4 months, I'm now able to play almost every technical skill my other guitarist does. It feels so liberating having to practice for so many hours every day and seeing amazing results in the end. What's even better is that we're already searching for any opportunities to do first show for the next couple of months.
Also, I'm getting my first tattoo today. It's funny, I used to be so against having tattoos on my body. Just the thought of having something so permanent on me scared me to death a couple of years ago. But I've actually done quite a lot of thinking, and I'm positive it is something I want now. Hopefully I'll be strong enough to make it to 2 hours. That's what I've set my limit on. We'll see how it goes.