Where do you find the time?

Time is a very precious thing, there is not enough of it and you could always do with more to get all the things done that you want to do. 

A friend of mine once asked me ‘Where do you find the time to do ATP?’
My answer was – ‘I make time’.

I am not fortunate enough to be a full time musician, I work and have a family.  My time is limited.

I try to make the most of little moments during the day to make melodies, practice playing live, do networking/research and try to generally progress what I do.

I spend 40 minutes a day on the train and have a small break for lunch during the day.  I use both of these times to work on new songs.

Then very late in the evening I spend about an hour most nights doing ATP stuff.  All of this comes at a sacrifice and thankfully I have a very understanding and supportive wife.

Yes, I’d like to have music and ATP as my full time career – but I know that will never be achievable, instead I do this because I enjoy it and more than that because I need to.

Music is a very large part of who I am, the process of making music, releasing records and doing live shows is what keeps me sane and grounded.

(The subject of sanity is something I will be writing about more in the summer).

I honestly can’t ever picture a future where I don’t make music in some form or another.  If you are a fellow musician reading this you will know what I mean.

It’s something inside of us, it drives us and allows us to find those little moments that don’t really exist.

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