Do all the things… Then get the f&%k over it!
Written by Atomic Newsroom on 20 December 2020
Lately, I have had quite a few people talk about how I don’t tend to stick with anything long-term in life. Like, I’ll start something, get the ball rolling, then move onto something else and let the original thing I was doing fade away as if it never happened.
The only thing is, that “thing” is a career, not just a simple task like a puzzle that gives you the shits because a piece is missing…
Don’t get me wrong, in a lot of cases, I guess these people are right. I mean, my career in IT was short and quick. I moved into performance and music but got over it a few short years later. I started a Recording Studio, then built a Music school and got rid of both to go into Local Government as a Youth Worker (I know right, wtf is with the diversity?!)… Now, I’m here chugging away on a great music project with a team of amazing, passionate people called “Atomic”.
Whatever I have done, I have done for a short amount of time and moved on because I do “get over it”. I don’t understand the mentality of sticking to one thing for your entire life past the point of frustration and I don’t understand why so many people judge others for having a crack at whatever they feel like, when they feel like it.
I mean, shit gets boring in life, why continue shoveling it? Everyone says; “if you do what you love, you never work a day in your life”.
They also say; “Too much of a good thing is soul destroying”.
I believe in both of those statements and once my interest wavers from what I am doing and it becomes “a chore”, I will step aside gracefully and focus on something new and soul-feeding for the sake of my own sanity, and that of the people around me! I am quite unapologetic in this process too.
The old saying goes, “If you aren’t hurting anyone, don’t hold back. You do you with no regrets“.
Or something like that….
Translating this to the music industry, industry types do froth over the all-rounder. Someone who can do just about anything because they have had a crack at everything. That doesn’t mean you are good at it BUT you have more understanding than the 25 footy players that the production company hired in a local town to help pack up the stage at the end of the gig. You are more than likely going to score more work on more stages on bigger shows and gain MORE EXPERIENCES!
Knowledge is power but it only comes from learning and doing. Don’t sit back and do one thing your entire life… Grab life by the balls and experience EVERYTHING it has to give. Then get the f&$k over it and move onto the next thing. There isn’t enough time in your life to experience it all but you can have a red hot crack at having plenty of stories built up from your life experiences to bore the living shit out of your grandkids after you retire in your pool room, surrounded by photos of everything you have had a crack at.
With all of this said, I’m now over this article……
Shade out 🙂