So I’m often asked “what are you going to do when you get back…” my answer: “F#@%&d if I know!”
You see, that’s the whole point of this trip, to relax, unwind, experience life and see which direction it takes me, in fact I’m not sure if I’ll be coming back at all (much to my mother’s disgust I’m sure).
But what I do have is a plan. I have a plan to not have a plan. A plan to go where the wind blows me, to follow the signs that appear before me and be a free spirit. A smart friend of mine made a good point a few weeks ago when they said “you skipped your twenties, you went straight into being a grown up and never did what 20 somethings are supposed to do, and you won’t be able to settle until you do that”.
She was right, about the skipping my 20’s part – don’t get me wrong I loved to go out and party and do things that normal 20 year olds did, but I also had a business, staff, bills to pay, problems to solve, growing pains to overcome and that adds a lot of stress to a 20-something trying to be care free.
What I know now is this – I have made the right decision leaving the business I created for 12 years with one of my best mates, and it was hard to leave. But now I finally feel free. I love music. I love listening to it, and I love making it. I love travel (from the 2 or so weeks a year I’ve done it over the past few years) and I think it would be cool to travel and make music. A pipe dream? I hear people ask? Probably, but then again they’re not me, and they don’t know how much I want this or what I’m willing to do to make it happen.
So what is my plan? My plan is to travel and make music, hopefully make music good enough that people like it and want to hear it. And so I’m going to document my journey not only of my travels but my plan to enter the music industry after 12 years of the commercial business world. It could get interesting, you could get messy. But I’m up for the ride no matter what it holds!