overcoming average(?)

because it’s something the world just needs less of

dec 24, 2010

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being a musician comes with a ton of perks, but there’s a big caveat to go along with them.  for a lot of musicians who start out single, then get married and start a family it can be their reason for getting out of the game and getting a more normal job.  it’s one word: availability.

me and amanda have worked pretty hard to work around this issue, and i’ll be honest, her job being what it is actually makes it a little easier.  we’ve both had to not care so much about celebrating important things like holidays or anniversaries on the actual day.  we’ve both got our spots picked out for late-night date nights.  what makes it hard for both of us sometimes though is trying to spend time with the people we love and care about when they’re available.  when most people are available, one of us is typically working or three hours into sleeping after a long night.

tonight is Christmas eve, and i’m playing at a church in irvine with people i’ve met, at most, three times.  i’m very grateful for the work and it should be fun.  my home church is also having services tonight and i’d love to be there, too.  tonight is a bit rare, and i’m very glad to be getting the best of both, in a way.  after playing the service tonight me and amanda are going to spend time with the navarro family, who are as much our family as anyone else.  and tomorrow, we get to spend Christmas day with the Mays family, who are also a part of our family.

if this is a Christmas for counting blessings, we have a lot to be thankful for.

Written by matt

December 24, 2010 at 3:44 pm

Posted in decemberblogging

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