2013 was an interesting year for me, quite a few things happening that I just wasn’t expecting at all. I went through a very long and frustrating period of writers block for most of the year, but ended it being very productive. I ditched my Elektrons and bought a really nice acoustic guitar, but I still love playing with music apps on the iPad too. I raised my mastering rates and actually started turning clients away for the first time. I ditched a ton of social media baggage and cut back on the amount of time I spent on forums this year.
The biggest change in 2013 was having shoulder surgery the day after xmas though. Due to an old snowboard injury, I disocate my left arm every 3-4 years. It just happens randomly most of the time, and typically starts to heal in a few days. This past October I however, it happened again while mountain biking on Vancouver’s North Shore, and it didn’t heal.
Best option was to go in there and rebuild everything, which means 6-7 months of rehab and recovery. No bike riding, no snowboarding, no athletic activities beyond walking. Ungh, not something I was looking forward to, but things couldn’t stay as they were either.
Luckily the surgery went fine, and now it’s been almost a week and I’m on the mend. Sore and not able to do much more than type very slowly, I have a feeling the next few months are going to be a long process of getting my strength and flexibility back. Physical Therapy here I come. 🙂
I can just barely play the upper positions on my guitar still as luck would have it, so at least I have that to focus on and work with. Using a computer and any sort of normal music keyboard is painful though, so I have a feeling new blog posts might taper off for a bit while I focus on getting back in shape.
Here’s to hoping that things improve quicker than expected though, because I have a lot of new ideas I want to write about this year.
Peace and beats,