It’s something that has come up a lot in a variety of settings lately…whether or not I’m “too” busy or that I have “a lot going on.”
I suppose it’s true. Right now I work full time at a “regular” job while managing this website, working to complete a master’s degree, striving to build Cathedral Records as a unique record label and promotions company, and I manage that site/blog/social media. Right now that means helping one of my favorite local artists, a band called The Glass, coordinate some performances for their upcoming album release.
I’m also in the process of preparing to record an album of songs and will be performing live again.
Additionally I provide web management for Rolando Becerra Enterprises.
Then of course I’m a father and husband which brings a host of responsibilities and blessings.
When I list things out like that it does sometimes seem like a lot.
I know there are dad’s out there who spend Sunday in their boxers, watching football and maybe do a little grilling on the patio…relaxed and chill.
I know there are guys who spend their weekends at the club and wake up at the crack of noon but that’s just not me.
My weekends are sometimes more hectic than Monday through Friday because I’m squeezing everything I can’t do during the week into a two-day period. House chores, shopping, errands and soaking up every second I can with my gorgeous son and wife.
I often find myself saying “ok, I’m going to relax THIS weekend. I need a break” but that’s never really how it ever plays out haha.
What it boils down to is I’m busy because I have a ton of things I want to do. I wear a lot of hats and I live in multiple worlds at the same time.
I’m not content with just lying around. I am ambitious and demanding of myself.
Do I always get everything done? No…but so many things are works in progress…life is a work in progress.
Besides, I think I am at my best when I’m running on all cylinders. My mind lights up at the challenges I set for myself.
I’ve never been content with doing easy things…or working at jobs that didn’t push me to be better each and every day.
It has been the same way musically as well. I’ve never collaborated with musicians that weren’t head-and-shoulders better than me.
That’s how we learn. That’s how we improve. If we don’t push ourselves every day to do things that seem just out of reach, we’ll never do anything of substance.
So…stay busy people…stay busy with things that matter. Keep moving forward in life. Strive to make progress each and every day towards meaningful goals.
You’ll thank yourself and you’ll impress yourself.
Until next time….
Be Well and Kind,