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Daily Diary: It Hurts Being A Musician


I was joking with my music instructor when I first sat down with him –

“Can I still get manicures if I get into this?”

Rendered him speechless. I was totally kidding… well ok, half kidding. And it turns out that there was some truth in that statement. My freaking fingers are KILLING ME. On the left hand only – not the right. I don’t practice TOO much but I do try to strum my ukulele once a day at least. I’m learning a particular song (on my own) and I really want to surprise the teacher with the first verse by next class. However, after a few minutes, my fingers start BURNING. They hurt SO MUCH. What is UP WITH THAT?? How do people play the guitar without feeling this pain?

Is this only something I will feel initially? Will my fingers eventually get used to the pushing down of the strings? OH MY WORD!

But anyway – I wanted to film a video of me playing the ukulele and singing the song but I found out that I literally cannot do those two things at the same time? It’s like my right hand, my left hand, and my mouth won’t work together. LOL!

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Vera Sweeney, mom, blogger, social media influencer and New York resident, is the founder of LadyAndTheBlog.com. She is considered one of the top female digital influencers in today’s social media space. Her lifestyle and parenting brand helps busy women stay on top of the latest trends in fashion, food, family and travel.