My fingers are slightly numb again today, after last night’s guitar lesson.
I haven’t been practicing enough, partly because 1. I wasn’t around this weekend, 2. My work schedule has been weird and 3. It hurts.
No. 3 on that list may not seem relevant, but I admit I have a hard time convincing myself to do anything that hurts, from exercising to getting a shot. Getting my left hand to make chords hurts. Once I get some calluses built up, it won’t hurt anymore, but in order to get calluses I have to practice, which hurts. See the problem?
I envy people who have willpower.
I also envy people who have no feeling in the fingertips of their left hands.
This week I might be able to do a little better, since I’ve been given some exercises that only use the right hand, which doesn’t hurt (yet; maybe it will at some point down the line). We’ll see.