Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Finding the balance

        With 2012 coming to a close, most of us reflect on what we have accomplished and set new goals for the coming year. We call them New Year's resolutions. Eh.... I've never really been one to wait until the end of the year to sit back and say, "Okay, time to set some goals". I do this all year long. We all live crazy busy lives, balancing the things we HAVE to do, with the ones we WANT to do, but finding that balance sometimes is not an easy task.  

For me, finding the balance between my son, working a full time job, (Yes, I know this isn't something I talk about much) the band, a solo career, and everything that goes along with all of this isn't easy at all. But I have found that setting your priorities FIRST is the trick. For me it's my son. I won't lie and say I haven't gotten caught up in a new song release and all the exciting things that come along with that, the work involved, but I guess this goes back to, we are all a work in progress! We are all trying to find the balance. I'm lucky that I have a job I love, and it pays the bills, therefore it comes second! My boss and I have had many conversations about the fact that he's felt guilty sometimes that I work for him and not working on my music full time. How lucky am I that I have a boss that feels that way? He's an Artist, so he gets it, but as I tell him, until I can get to the point that my music pays all the bills, he's stuck with I should mention that I'm extremely grateful that my work schedule is planned around gigs and studio sessions. How many people can say that? 

So as 2013 creeps upon us, I want to say "Thank you" to everyone in my life. My kids for the joy they bring me, my family who supports, my friends who encourage, My Producer Bill Hare who donates his time and energy to help bring my music to life, my boss who is not only  a dear friend, sharing his life and business growth experiences with me, Cherie Davidson for her gift of word, the band for their complete dedication of the music we play and their friendship, and to the many, many fans that buy my music and share it with others. Without you guys none of this would be possible.

May 2013 be awesome for all of you!