When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.
Approximately one year ago I was headed to Iceland with the fine folks at KEXP radio to cover the Iceland Airwaves music festival. I was excited, I had packed my lego and I knew it was going to be a good trip. In fact, it was an incredible trip, all my expectations where met!
This year I am not going to Airwaves and I am sad. I had three good years as a volunteer but my services were not needed this time. It is hard to watch my friends prepare for another amazing year and no I won’t be there to experience it. But when I am honest with myself, I know it would have been hard to pull off another Airwaves this year. Right now, nine days out of my life would be crippling.
So even though I am sad about not joining in the fun, I have faith that I am on the right track…for me. Music is still a big part of my life (it always will be) and I still find time to volunteer, it’s just that now there are other areas in my life that are a bigger priority.
In the mean time I will have to stop looking backwards as that door closes so I can see the door that has opened up before me. I have to have faith in the future.
I had the same feeling when I sold my DJ equipment earlier this year. I had fun DJ’ing parties, but when I got my own radio show, providing music at parties didn’t seem as important to me. In addition, I’m moving to NYC where space is at a premium and the equipment took up a lot of space.
Are you happy with your decision? Do you still have moments of regret? It sounds like getting your own radio show is a real step up, congratulations!
I liked that I got paid for DJ’ing parties, but once I move to NYC, I’ll sell my car, so I really have no way of getting the equipment to events. I guess the big decision that determines a lot of others is moving to NYC. I’m trying to work out a way to save my Lego collection, hoping I can afford the space for that.