Yes, I said it.
I’ve never worked so much in my life. It’s not a complaint (as strange as it seems).
The work is exhausting. It’s a blessing but don’t let triple threats fool you:
1. One type of work takes years to perfect; a lifetime to get right. Doing three careers at the same time? You’ll never sleep.
2. Yes, you’ll have the bills paid. Will you have time to enjoy it? On vacations, you are working.
3. Friendships and Family is important. Are you taking time out to connect with people? The arts (profoundly learned via Michael Shannon, film actor) is a service industry (specifically, acting is a service industry which is easily applied to music and voice overs). You’re here to serve. That means a “do over” to perfect a job is a part of the job. Hopefully, jobs are done right the first time.
4. Rest, please rest. Meditate. Pray. Eat healthfully and drink plenty of water. Exercise. Practice safe sex. Remain in respectful relationships. It’s our health that we’re talking about here so that we can continue doing what we enjoy.
Listen, I just can’t complain. It’s a true blessing. When I think about choral music, acting, and voice overs, I probably took more than I could chew. Think audiobooks (long form narration). Think choral music (concerts and rehearsals). Think acting (rehearsals, team effort, locations).
Well…it’s a blessing. It’s a fine juggling act. In many cases, I have to work seasonally. Some types of work require my full attention at that time. It’s just an intense beast to consider concerning each career, and my God, please do it well.
Yes, I said it. It’s hard; not for the faint of heart. However, if a person concentrates on one genre, the person may not work that much in the arts neither. A person also wants to remain available to other people’s whims and schedules since you’re a team player in the arts. Tough as it sounds; that’s the nature of the beast involving teamwork.
Pray before you ask for what you want. lol
That being said, the camaraderie of the people, the places, and the work is a joyful experience for the most part. It can’t be beat. You get tired but you’ll never tire from the work. It gives a tired person energy; it’s an oxymoron but true.
Yeah…a triple threat has triple the work. Pay your bills too (on time). Nobody gives a damn except the bank when the mortgage is due.
Be well, safe, healthy, and happy,