The idea for this website was born in October 2012, when in reconnecting to my dreams I realized I wanted to have my personal online space with all the different creative works I would engage in: in music, in photography, and in writing. A few months later, I joined an online course which demonstrated me a power of community, of being surrounded by people who believe in you and root for you in achieving your dreams. Thus, in May 2013 I started to build this website, with my first steps in registering a domain name, buying a hosting space, and installing a WordPress…
I was spending an evening in the warm company of my dear friend Megan, and she asked me to tell a story in Russian (which is considered to be my native language).
For some reason, it was very hard to start. First of all, in a strange way I don’t have many stories running in my mind… But as I think now, there was an element of vulnerability…
It is about that time of the year (again) when Scott Dinsmore of Live Your Legend is running the Start-a-Blog Challenge and I attempt to hop on this train to give a boost to my blogging life. Because I know that the prompts, the accountability and the community support might be just what I need to get through to the regular writing habit. Plus, this time around I actually want a WDS ticket as well ;)
Once again I would like to follow an inspiration and an example of Chris Guillebeau and participate in the fun that is annual review. I have told many of my friends that I tend to overlook and underestimate my achievements on any given scale, having ideas and ideals which are always out of my reach, and I find enumerating all of the accomplishments very satisfying, often discovering some surprises in the process.
Days 20 & 21:
- Took a couple of attentive listenings to the synthesized version.
- Made a few tweaks to the piece, including a small one at the switch into “intro” part, and another one just before “outro” part.
- Went through the piece several times playing it on the guitar, learning the parts as well as getting an overall feeling for the composition – I feel very god about the current state!
- Listened to the synthesized sound of the score and took notes of the places that could be improved and about my general impressions about the piece (that’s actually how I have been starting many days, not just this one).
- As I started to look for the ways of improvement, I noticed that the parts that needed improvement were actually referring to the earlier ones, but not fully, so I extended the reference – and this act improved the general feeling about the piece as well.
- Removed a part that seemed redundant.