It Doesn’t Just Happen

Here’s the thing about songwriting: it doesn’t just happen. It’s not as if I woke up one day and  all of the sudden songs just showed up in my laptop or notebooks etc. I have woken up with sudden inspiration but that’s completely different from waking up with full songs or songs period really. So why bother?

I bother because I can’t help it.

I can’t help but want to write great songs. I want to create things that inspire and challenge people to be their best selves and encourage them to be all that they need to be. I want to find ways of connecting people together through music. All the work that I do, I want to be to that end.

Yet like writing great songs, it doesn’t just happen. You have to work hard and be willing to put in the effort in order to be successful. Songs are always able to be created, it comes down to whether or not the writer chooses to write. I always have the ability to write and create but if I chose to not do it then songs don’t happen.

However, there’s also the idea of it being second nature;  meaning that I should be writing and creating in the same way that I breathe. I don’t stop and think to myself, “Okay Grace, take a deep breath and let it out.” It just happens. I wonder if it’s supposed to come to that basic point.

Yet even in the idea of second nature, there is still a very important role that the person plays in the entire process. If the writer chooses to not write, then the songs just doing get written. Or if they do, the process could be much more difficult later on.

What’s my point? The point is that writing and creating great things doesn’t just happen. It takes work and effort combined with talent in order to really be successful. Once that equation is understood, it makes life a lot easier.

Peace & Harmonies

 

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