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Unexpected Obstacles

Yesterday, I planned to finish mixing The Bard’s Song cover I’ve been working on for the past few weeks. Technically, I did finish… but, after I took a break and returned for the final listen, I realized I wanted to rerecord the lead vocals. Haha!

Ughhhh. Whyyy am I like this? Always fixing things that are probably in my head.

So, I set up the mic, was ready to go, and noticed the mic was very noisy. Just on its own. It made this constant wind-like sound. There was no wind. I googled and found a range of issues that this could be about.

I spent the next hour testing different cables, different inputs, anything I could to get rid of this noise. Nothing worked.

As someone who works from home, it’s sometimes tricky to convince myself to focus and get to work. When I finally manage to do it, it’s frustrating to have something unexpected and out of my control go wrong. Makes me throw a small mental tantrum and want to go lie down in fetal position.

I was about to call it a day, but really wanted to finish the song like I had planned. I ended up recording with my old mic. I’m bummed I couldn’t use the nicer mic, but I’m very happy that I went ahead and redid the vocals. The song is DONE. Really. I swear. Honest. You don’t believe me?

Haha, I don’t blame you.

I give myself a gold star (inspired by Happier podcast) for carrying on, even when something unexpectedly went wrong.

It may seem like something silly to celebrate, but perseverance can be a big struggle for me. I’m glad to see I’ve been building tolerance for failure or frustration. This is a much needed skill in life.

Thanks for reading,

PS: I ordered a new tube mic cable, which was the only cable I couldn’t replace. I hope that fixes my windy mic.


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  • Reply Brian Zakrajsek

    Congrats on making it through. I can’t imagine working from home on a regular basis, it must take such willpower to ignore all of the comforts and distractions that are present.

    July 19, 2018 at 5:10 pm
    • Reply malukah

      Thanks, Brian! It can be a challenge for sure… Some days I succeed, some days… I nap. hahaha! Thanks for reading!

      July 19, 2018 at 8:43 pm
  • Reply riteasrain

    Oh I SO identify with this, Malu. Over the last few weeks video clips have moved around when I get back into my editing program (last night, grrrr!), my game recording software stuffs up the audio, my tablet videos for youtube are getting wavy lines in them, my camera’s zoom is clicking inside the camera, etc ETC!! So yes, you set up to do something and it’s like you have to backtrack before getting anywhere. But we persevere, what else can we do 😀 Anyway, I didn’t know you had a Wonderlukah site, saw it at the bottom of your Dragonborn vid, so don’t be surprised if you get more comments from me as I wade through all these lovely posts of yours. Lots of love x

    April 2, 2019 at 3:55 am
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