i love drumming.
i get lost in it
and sometimes it saves me.
similar to dancing, in a way… transformative, expressive, cathartic
and so much fucking fun.
truth be told, drumming makes me feel powerful.
last month i went to a women’s drum camp (and took precisely one photo, above). i’ve wanted to go ever since i first heard about it several years ago. i finally got my shit together, bought a ticket, and put it on my freaking calendar.
it was beautiful.
and for many days after i felt more human. content, present, connected to the world. i noticed a distinct shift in myself and the way i was interacting with other people.
(i even had some laughs / nice interactions with folks at a big box store in the burbs ya’ll – that’s where my irritation with the world tends to really surface, so it felt pretty huge.)
i just read this article on the health benefits of drumming and it got me all excited… yes! drumming! everyone let’s drum!
so my message today is – drum.
do it alone.
do it with others.
you don’t even need to have actual drums. anything can be used to make rhythm – hands, cans, bottles, sticks, table tops, feet.
you could even try playing water: