“Choose a job you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life.” – Confucius
I talk with my harp friends all the time about how thankful we are that we don’t have a mundane 9 am – 5 pm job. We can make our own schedule, our yoga class option is later than 6 am, and we get to do what we love. But sometimes I envy the 9-5 cubicle farmers. They check out from work at 5 pm and their evenings and weekends are reserved for relaxing. Can you remember a weekend schedule that didn’t include: Practice, Wedding, Teach, Work on Website, Get More Students, and Practice again?
Yes, it’s a career you are passionate about, but it’s not worth sacrificing sanity! I also talk about this a bunch with my harp friends. Lately I have embraced the “check-out” mind set on the weekends, but then it seems that my to-do list quickly becomes overwhelming on Monday. Making a living as a freelance musician feels like a constant work agenda, but is it worth it? Tax season might be enough to persuade me, but I’m still convinced my harp life is worth it. Now to keep working on a balance between work and play, that includes hiking in the Wissahickon with my dog, Peanut!