Songwriting Reflections Part 1

I remember the first time I wrote a song and the FIERY joy that could not be put out inside of me. It was called "This Song's About You". The moment blazed so deeply, that it's spark never, ever went out. The freedom writing gave me was inexplicable, but unfortunately lasted far less time than I would have hoped. Slowly and steadily, songwriting became linked to feeling exposed and that I had to be perpetually vulnerable. It became overwhelming, too much "responsibility" and never good enough. Every time that spark would grow again inside of me, I would attempt to bask in it's glow and follow it's light. Over and over again, I would move forward, until the process became engulfed in my own emotional sabotage. When I met with my hypnotherapist, explaining my struggle with this vicious cycle, he got to the root of the issue more quickly than I ever could have imagined. The belief I had about the definition of songwriting was not on point, and consistently led to a wall that I couldn't get over. Stay tuned for my next post, where I share how changing the definition of "songwriting" in my belief system opened me up to a freedom that I experienced only at the beginning.... 

1 comment

  • J.P.
    J.P. Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
    I know that tune! Great first song. Are you going to release it? Beautifully written Dee!

    I know that tune! Great first song. Are you going to release it?

    Beautifully written Dee!

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