I’ve been playing solo gigs for quite some time and for most of that time, I’ve really enjoyed it.
I’ve learned so much on this journey about so many aspects of life and music. For me they are very much one; which is not only wonderful but sometimes questionable.
I consider myself so lucky to make my living from a job that I love but even after all these years I still have to remind myself sometimes that it is exactly that… A JOB.
When I’m not playing/rehearsing/writing/recording/ producing or working on promotion I. e. Social media etc, I’m preparing mentally to do any or all of the above. It’s a constant.
Labour of love??? Sure.
And something I hope to keep doing for a long time.
I’ve learned too from my siblings in music and not, that part of our make up is to throw ourselves body and mind in to whatever it is we do. Sometimes at great cost to our own mental, physical and personal wellbeing. However to fight this would be a loosing battle.
To those of you that understand the all consuming struggle that is self doubt…
The need to “do only your best” at whatever cost and the inner feeling of pride (if we allow ourselves ) when all energy has been spent for a job ‘well done’…
Remember. .. As long our nearest and dearest understand and give us support, we need to allow ourselves to be us. Our normal.
Until next time…
Thanks so much for your support.