Last night I stayed up for a while and watched videos of performances of some old songs I wrote.

And while at times I smiled and was genuinely enjoying the music, other times I winced, and had to skip past some lines I really didn’t like, lines that if I wrote now I would replace before recording.

Yet at the time it was the right thing to do to record them, to release them, perform them. Despite how I felt last night.

Because if I hadn’t, I would be including lines like that in my next song. Thinking they were great and not realising they’re actually not for another few years.

You learn by doing.