Thu - Jan 13, 2011 : 09:08 pm
I got down here to my studio tonight, after playing with the kids, putting Sam to bed, and taking care of a few other odds 'n' ends, and I got to feeling like I should write in my journal. Not entirely sure about what, but it's been months, if not a few years since I have just sat down to write, with nothing in mind beforehand. Some of the best stuff can come out during times like these (or it can be totally useless babbling).
Since I've got serious about my studio, I've really been surprised and flattered at how quickly business has picked up. But the closer I come to taking the next step, the more I get critical (in a good way) about how this all could possibly play out. In reality, I still have a long, long way to go. I mean, I've got a loads of "i"'s to dot and "t"'s to cross. Another thing that crossed my mind about this whole studio business is, "Do I really want to do this all day long, every day? Do I love it that much?"
Because, if I'm being honest with myself, I consider myself an honest person, but I working a full-time job for someone else is very different than working for yourself. Working for myself, I imagine I'm gonna have to put in a whole load of effort. I've gotta run every aspect of the business. For a full-time job as an employee, I put in my day's work, and if there's a project coming down the pipeline, I give it my 100%. But there are days when nothing critical is coming down, so those days are more relaxed. I'm not entirely sure that'll be the case running my own business. Maybe it is, maybe it isn't.
Anyway.. I'm babbling. The studio is doing very well, and I'm just finding myself getting more and more serious about it, and that's a good thing.
I think I'm gonna go practice some guitar, or lay down some drums to a new song I've been working on... Talk to ya again, in a few years...