I’ve been reimmersing myself in songwriting lately. i’ve done a good couple thousand words of stream of consciousness free writing over the last couple days, and finally wrote a proper couple songs worth of lyrics this evening. nothing i’m proud of, ready to put a tune to or record, but it’s a start. i’ve always been a firm believer that the first step to writing good songs is writing garbage, and the fact that i can sit down and get a garbage song on paper is a good first step. it’s been a while since i’ve wrote a song i was really happy with, and i’ve almost forgotten what it feels like. looking back to times when i was more prolific, i wish i would’ve done a better job of cataloguing and recording those gems, but i didn’t really have an understanding of how precious they were. i’m sure i’ll get back there eventually. the important part, i suppose, is that i’m putting in the work, and good things are sure to come. i’m excited for the future.