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.