Doing What Brings Me Joy

Jun 13 / Robert Christiansen
My kids are out of the house, my wife and I have been married for 33 years, and time seems to be accelerating.

Time is clicking by faster than I ever expected.

All the worry, fretting, and anxiety over situations that were entirely out of my control.

For what? 95% of my worries never happened - not even close.

The biggest regret?

I did not act on the idea or passion I truly wanted to do.

In my 20s, I played hard rock music in Hollywood: long hair and all that.

But what I was good at was songwriting.

I started a jingle company, writing little ditties for birthdays and such.

It was not a high-revenue opportunity (at the time), but it was fun and brought me a lot of joy.

Today, I write music for myself. Songs I want to sing. Music I want to play.

I don't have to make a living from my passion. It is an 'and', not an 'or' conversation.

Too often, I let the "need to make money" drive my actions and do not make time for what makes me happy.

It doesn't have to be a lot of time, but enough to feel good and create joy.

I am a technology professional and not one to find time for myself, especially something like music.

But I do, and it makes me feel good.

I hope you find what makes you feel good and do it often.
I love you all.

PS - The photo is from 1985, a recording studio in Southern California.


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