For the past 14 years my Sunday nights I have spent playing with Sliotar. It is a working day with a lazy morning 😉 But my mind also starts to prepare me for the week to come. Even if I only get home just before midnight and it always takes me an hour or so to winde down before I can fall a sleep, I still like being up early on Monday. I know it’s weird, but I like Mondays, same as I like January. It feels like new beginning, it feels like everything is possible. Sometimes I can’t actually wait until the Sunday is over, and I can face the Monday. I know this is hard for a lot of people to relate to, as Monday is more like “back to the grind” kind of day. But you have to remember I do what I love, or I love what I do. Lucky me ha? Well… Yes and no. I didn’t get to do this out of luck. I set out to do this, I set out to be the best I can at what I do, I set out to get little bit better every day. I still look forward to learning more about guitar, singing, songwriting, music business and promotion. An don’t get me wrong. It is hard as well. There is no such a thing in music business as job security… Having said that, the recession has thought many of us that most jobs these days don’t have it. So how am I so lucky? Because I choose to do what I love, because I trust my own instincts rather than the thousand or so people I came across over the year, who are asking me when am I going to get a real job? Or “I’m sure he’ll grow out of it”. There was a time when this kind of talk effected me, but now I have learned that most of it is there to mask people’s own failures. Why should I succeed when they didn’t?
So on this late Sunday afternoon when you think about the week a head, let me leave you with this thought: If you don’t like your job, or what you do, why are you doing it? Why are you not following your passion? What’s holding you back? If you break down those feelings, I bet at the end of it all it is your own fear of the unknown that is holding you back. That fear is making you settle for a life you are not happy with? I think it might be time to face it, life is too short to live in misery. And I don’t mean here you can not be happy in your 9-5 office job and microwave dinners in front of TV. If that is what makes you happy, then you might already be there 😉 But as long as your Sunday is mixed with the dreaded thought of Monday morning, Maybe it is time to look at what it is you want from your life. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday and when the morning comes, go kick some ass!
The author J.P. Kallio is a singer songwriter
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