Nobody said it was easy

I practised my songs today and although I spent hours working on my album over the past few months, playing the songs live is going to be more painful than I remembered! I haven't rehearsed with a band or played live on stage for a few years so today I felt the pain of standing up and strumming barre chords again. I'm giving myself at least two months to be ready to perform so by then I will be totally fine, but my first day back today was like doing a workout after two years of slobbing in front of a TV and my wrist aches like topsy and my back needs a massage! I will be playing every day so in a few days the pain will soon go and I can increase the time until eventually I can play for 4 hours easily like I use to. I'm loving the challenge and am already thinking of how best to adapt the live parts I play to the backing tracks I will use. Of course I can't afford to hire my own touring session musicians just yet lol but I hope to put on a good show that I'm happy with. In a couple of months I will be in touch with some local venues to start with to see if there is a small slot for a partially estranged babygirl with callouses on her fingers again and a warm willing heart :)
Appropriate Song playing in my head right now is "The Scientist" by Coldplay (who I love) ...."Nobody said it was easy, No one ever said it would be this hard. Oh, take me back to the start"

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