January 13, 2004
Another belated update about day jobs.
Forgot to mention: started back at work Monday. The Premier declared an election today so we're going to be flat out until Feb 7.
BTW, about my job: I love my day job. If I had to pick a day job to do, this one would be it. The boss is great and I get to "read and think all day" as my Angie puts it. I get exposed to great ideas and new information every day. It's challenging and it's rewarding - it's enabled me to research and think and design this project.
But the trouble is, it doesn't satisfy this itch I get every time I listen to the radio, or hear an odd sequence of notes in the windchimes outside the kitchen, or read about a band that's just released a new CD. I've tried giving up music several times before - but I can't. I keep hearing songs in my head that I've never heard before. Little fragments of tunes ... snatches of lyrics ... grooves in my stride.
That's why I want to give up my day job - for something better. For something more fulfilling to me personally. And if I can arrange to afford to give it up then I've a very priviledged person and I will owe a huge debt to the rest of mankind. I'd like to repay that debt by helping to entertain them and by helping others to gain the same freedom to vcreate that I will have.
But of course, that's a long way off yet ...Posted by Hughie at January 13, 2004 9:33 PM