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Favorite Musical Instrument

If you could play any musical instrument and be awesome at it, which instrument would you choose?

Hmm, that’s a tough one.  My top three would be fiddle/violin, piano, and guitar.  The fiddle or violin would be neat because of the vastly different types of music you can play – from country to classical.  I say that, but I have no idea if there are many people that do play both types of music.  I think a Google search may be in order after this post!  The piano is a beautiful instrument and there are so many wonderful songs that come mind when I think of the piano.  I think I would have a much better chance of writing songs if I could play the piano and play it well.  As it stands I don’t write any songs at all, just dream of that day that I might.  The singer in me (and the southern in me to be honest) would go for the guitar.  As far back as I can remember I wanted to be a country music singer.  At one point in my life I actually looked for roommates in Nashville and toyed with the idea of transferring from my job at the time to a location in Nashville.  It probably would’ve been a great adventure, but at the end of the day no matter how much I love to sing and even if I’m pretty good at it – I knew that I’m no Trisha Yearwood.    But everything ended up the way that it was supposed to end up.  I have a great husband, two wonderful children, and a job that I love.  I can sing my heart out in the shower, on the way to work, or at a local bar on karaoke night.  Life is good.

So, given all that, if I had to choose I would choose guitar because of reasons stated earlier and because of the portability of it.  If I could play the guitar and was awesome at it, I would take it with me everywhere and be ready to break into song.  People would think that was cool.  If I were to drag a karaoke player out of my car and start singing, well that probably wouldn’t get the same result.  So I could choose guitar because it would allow me to sing without people thinking “who is that crazy fool with the karaoke machine.”  Instead maybe they would say “Wow, that girl with the guitar can sing too!”   LOL!

I’ll just stick to my day job either way.  How about y’all?  Which instrument would you pick?

Last Year’s Reading Challenge

Last Year I participated in the 2013 Reading Challenge on Goodreads.  I challenged myself to read 50 books in one year.  Though I really tried, near the end I just wanted to listen to Christmas music sometimes instead of an audio book and enjoy time with my family instead of curling up by myself with a book.  I was only able to read 48 books toward my goal of 50.  I realized sometime near the end of the year that my goal was almost one book a week.  That’s a LOT of reading for anyone but considering the other things I had going on in 2013 – I’m very proud of the 48 books I was able to read.

I’m trying to decide what my 2014 Reading Goal will be.  What about you?  Did you read anything interesting last year?  What are your reading goals for 2013?

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My goal for 2013 was 50 books. Total books read for the year was 48. Even though I didn't reach my goal, I'm very proud of what I accomplished. Four books a month in a year that I had a baby, a four year old, and a full-time job is not bad at all in my opinion.
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