Yep – I am now the proud owner of a pink ukulele. Now I’m sure you’re wondering what’s the big deal. Or more importantly, WHY I want a pink ukulele.
The real answer? I’m not really sure. About 1 ½ years ago, I saw a Christmas concert where the performer played a ukulele while singing the song Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen. I was quite taken by it. Then about a month ago, I opened the class schedule for our local college and there it was – beginner ukulele lessons. The opportunity presented itself to me and it just sounded like an interesting thing to do.
Now, I’ve never taken any kind of music lessons before. And I have no idea how to read music or even what a musical note looks like, but I’m willing to give it a try. More importantly, I refuse to tell myself “no.” You know what I mean:
- No, you have no idea what you are doing
- No, you have no musical talent – at all
- No, you’re too old to start something new
I’ll have none of that. My first lesson is on October 31st and runs for six weeks at two hours per lesson. I’ll be there proudly holding my pink ukulele up high. And I must give a shout out to my husband and send a HUGE thanks his way. He actually listened to me talk about this crazy idea and gave me that ukulele as a birthday gift. It’s always great to have someone in your corner.
Now watch out for my next presentation. You just may get serenaded on my new toy.