So sorry for disappearing for a few days. Simply too much to do all the time, then I am beat.
It's 6AM in NY and probably the only chance to take a minute to say hi.
I hear the the writer in you. No question. I have many people I know in the creative fields, most of us have a dayjob to survive, but it's good for the soul to do what you need to feed it. Nothing to hold back there
. I was recently talked into starting to write an autobiography, and although I stopped bec of the difficulty of meeting twice a week and reading others' work and writing in btw, which I had not enough time for, I really enjoyed the process. I did it same as now- here and there, bits and pieces, but still, they made sense once put together. I think maybe you can start small, just whenever you can, get into a groove, do a little every day, and before you know it, you will have a body of work together....
Music to medicine wasn't easy. A different world, different joys, priorities, different people with different needs. I come from a family of physicians but never wanted to pursue it. Did it like the rest of us, to pay the bills, except I lucked into something I like a lot, since my best talent is connecting with people and finding out what makes them tick. I cost me a lot, years of surviving by the skin of my teeth, a stanger in a strange land, with people younger than me who came from a science background, not music; survived being put down on the ladder bec of my newbie status (you know, the good old ranking); survived being told what to do by fools without killing them or myself; a long story. Finally, I made it through, and now, I have my freedom back and still miss music a lot. I get to play a little and also guide my son, who is a prodigy, writes beautiful music and sings and hopefully will only know the happy aspects of the "biz".
I am still walking the beach, glad to see you are too. Next challenge brunch hosted by me for 16 people - my dad's family, 4 old aunts, some cousins and some of their kids. Bagels, cream cheese, the works. So I am still staying in P1 except for the wine, easier to survive this without temptation. Thanks for the wine tip, BevvBevv, it's a fruit, it's liquid so it has water, how can it be bad
Any tips for the brunch survival, of course, are much appreciated!!!!! I already decided that I will give away the leftovers, out of sight, out of mouth...
I dropped another 1 or a little more last week, I am glad you talked me out of resetting the goal lower, it will take persistence to reach the first one! Haven't even had time to readjust the ticker yet, but I will. As Red said, celebrate your victories!
Tell me how things are going there for you!