…and that’s what I’ll do next time
Time. It’s all relative, right?
The challenge is what we do with it, how we plan it and how we ultimately spend it. When I wrote the last month’s blog I was in the middle of a major project with my employer and I knew that I wouldn’t be able to spend quality time focusing on music. I knew I could plan for my radio show, New Seeds, since I have a process (for want of a better word) to prepare, broadcast and share it. I even managed to squeeze in writing an album review for The Waveform Transmitter. But anything else was a stretch too far.
I know this isn’t a unique scenario; we all have priorities. We all have choice though. The notion that we’re welded to certain activities is a fallacy. I believe if you’re truly passionate about what you want to achieve or experience then you will make time to explore or execute “it”.
That’s what I kept telling myself whilst I was holed up in a hotel in Rome planning and chasing a myriad of people to get from point A to B without getting lost at C.
Committing to spend time on things we love, that keep us sane, especially when you want to spend more time in other areas, is super-important. During this crazy work period, cycling and running had a deeper benefit than normal. Running around the Vatican City at 6:00am, all these thoughts were swirling around with an eager sense to get back home, to normality and the opportunity to refocus and get my priorities back into shape.
Don’t get it twisted. I don’t dislike my job. It comes with the territory and I signed up to it. Sometimes it gets crazy just as you’re about to embark on something new and exciting. Luckily, I know there’s a reason for that but that’s another story, and if you’re familiar with The Alchemist then you’ll know what I mean.
So next month my commitment is I’ll have some specific experiences of getting back into those creative musical moments. In the mean-time I’d love to hear about your experiences of juggling and allocating time to your passions. What sacrifices do you make to focus on them? What are your non-negotiable passions or hobbies?