Other Shenanigans

What do I get up to when I’m not playing mom, content writing, or working on my books? All manner of unrelated and irrelevant shenanigans! 

My (totally unrelated and irrelevant) shenanigans include:

Music

As a child I had 7 years of singing lessons, 5 years of piano lessons and 3 years of drum lessons. I wanted to write a song that was relatable and would make people happy. But performing made me anxious and trying to pursue any avenue of music seemed unrealistic. For years I stopped playing and I genuinely missed it. But (prompted by my children) I decided to be brave and embrace my love for music.  Despite my lack of confidence and lack of natural musical skill (you can’t teach talent and I’ve forgotten SO much of what I learned… two decades ago!).  So I got myself a drum kit and a keyboard and just after Easter (2021) I started teaching myself to play guitar.

I’m never going to be a musician, or a song writer, at least not a successful one. But I’m having so much fun embracing my musical side again and THAT’S what I wanted to achieve, personal glory.

To push myself more out my comfort zone, I’ve started (when I get time) creating and sharing music videos (covers).

I’m also writing lyrics and I am going to attempt to turn these into actual songs. It’s a learning curve, the songs might never come, but at least I’m trying now and lyric writing is so much fun!

GIF Making

 

I created one GIF on a whim, as a bit of fun… I did not expect these amazing results.

See my GIF page to read more about my GIF making journey, see some GIF examples and/or for a link to my GIPHY channel.

Other Charity

 

As you know, I’m donating 50% of all book sales to a COVID-19 charity.

Bucket List

 

Everyone has a bucket list… even if they haven’t written it down, we all have things we want to do before our time is up.  Check out my bucket list page to see what I’ve checked off my list.

Thank you for following my journey!

Lisa Thomas

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