I just spent ages researching how to write the perfect first blog post. I don’t know why this is such a big deal, and this isn’t even my first blog, but the truth is that first posts make me feel stuck each and every time.
Thinking I could solve the situation, I read about engaging your readers, SEO, publishing something interesting in your niche and blah blah blah. Here’s the thing though…almost everything I read sounded fake and over-planned. I really don’t want to overthink this, because honestly, how many people are going to read my first post anyway? Exactly. I actually just want to say hello.
So here I am. Hello!
I’m a songwriter. And I live in Milan.
Songwriting doesn’t pay the bills right now so I’ve been teaching music for the last few years. I’m going to take a break this year and cut down on work because I won a scholarship for a masters in Music Production and Technology, and it’s definitely too good of an opportunity to waste.
This blog, this year and this unexpected-but-hopefully-amazing-school-experience are all new beginnings for me. I love new beginnings! They’re full of opportunities and good intentions. Not to mention rainbows and unicorns. Aside from new beginnings, I love music (obviously), new music tech and gear, planners, productivity hacks, warm drinks and good food….especially good food in Milan, and especially especially good (actually more like fantastic!) pizza in Milan.
I love Milan. Many think it’s chaotic and expensive but I really love it. It’s not just the fact that it’s a big city (for Italian standards at least). Milan just has this way of being alive, and making you feel at home. There are so many events and things to do in Milan that’s it’s just hard to keep up. But there are also little cozy cafés and special places where I just go to relax or grab a coffee with a friend. That’s actually just an expression, as I don’t actually drink coffee (one weird Italian).
Right now I live in Milan with Mr. Songwriter and an annoying-but-very-cute beagle named Meg Sbattidog (Meg for short).
I also think the rest of Italy is really beautiful and definitely one of the best countries for food and travel, although some things are definitely not right (hint hint: transportation, politics…I’m going to stop there, but there’s quite a list). I love my country but I can’t help but be sad when I think about all the issues it’s currently going through.
To sum it up, I like to write about a lot of things so I’m going to write about a lot of things. I guess this is a lifestyle-slash-music–slash-productivity blog, but hey, I can always pick more things to write about!
Anyway, I hope you stick around and keep reading. Welcome to my life!