If Not Now, When….

Though this is the title of an incredibly breath taking and heart stopping song by Incubus, it seems to also be my life. You see, I’m a musician and a writer and I’ve been working for a bank for 15 years. Makes perfect sense doesn’t it? The bank has been good to me, there’s not doubt about that, but it’s not my passion. It never has been. I got the job in my early 20’s as a temporary 9-5 while I pursued my love, my destiny, my true passion which is and always has been music. I’m a vocalist. Singing and music is all I’ve ever known. I write lyrics as my life ticks by based off of experiences that I’ve been through, or that I’ve watched others go through. So in my early 20’s I had this vision to move to Nashville TN and take the country music world by storm. I had an apartment picked out close to music row and the plans were in the works….and then one bad decision led to another and here we are today. Do I regret not pursuing music? Yes, every single fucking day of my life. But if I had gone through with it, I wouldn’t be who I am today and I wouldn’t have the people in my life that I have. Blah blah blah, in reality it kills me still. I know I should be grateful for the things I have, and don’t get me wrong I am, but there probably isn’t a month that goes by that my best friend doesn’t have to talk me off of a figurative ledge because I’m going through a funk related to music. It’s selfish and I realize that, but it is what it is. So about two years ago I decided that I would enlist in the Navy Reserves and change my career. Turns out, the military won’t even entertain the idea of taking a person with one food allergy let alone hundreds. Yeah, sometimes I catch myself not thinking things through entirely! Plan B was school. So I decided since I’ve been in finance for a decade and a half that I would get my bachelors degree in business administration with an emphasis in HR. Could I be more boring? Fast forward to today, I changed my major to Journalism with a minor in music because why the hell not, right? I mean sure I’m 35, but if not now, when? So I want to write about music. I want to sit down and have a conversation with artists like the Foo Fighters, Fleetwood Mac, Beyoncé, Willie Nelson, Buddy Guy and Bob Dylan to name a few. So I hope you enjoy my blog, and thank you for joining me on the journey to my second and final career in my life. I’ll do my very best not to disappoint.

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