Juan Carrizo has died. Long live to Juan Carrizo -the musician-
The biggest advantage of being accountant or lawyer, is not that you are more likely to get a job, and get paid and be happy. NO, the biggest advantage is that when someone, anyone, your new mother in law, a friend of a friend, that girl in a bar; asks “you do?”, you respond quickly “I’m a lawyer” or “I´m an accountant” Done, nothing to worry about, you can now go on with something more interesting.
In recent years, where I gradually grew up both as a musician and as Web Communications Manager , such question generated a lot of stress, knowing there was no way to respond in a way that would do justice to even one of my Two activities that I´ve developed professionally. A battle that use to be lost before starting
Today everything changed, from this day I am “me” full time. Musician, composer, traveler, communicator or whatever … Without further internal negotiations over whether this or that corresponds to the role I’m playing. Now everything is fine because I am me and if not, would be another. And it is pretty cool that I get to be me because it is my life that I intend to live now.
Yeah, I´m aware that this sounds like a pre made self help line but seriously I feel quite this way
From now on, whenever you ask me “what do you do?”, I won´t hesitate, blush, stutter and try to explain how I work from nine to five doing something for money to pay the rent university, travels and how the one thing I really want to be is what I do after all of that.
No, no more. Now when you ask me “what do you do?” I´ll answer “music” -still not sure if i´m going to call myself a musician :p-.
Two short points here: first: in the light of recent events, if you ask me “whats the genre of the music that you play?” there you got me :(. Second: NO, I did not become a hippie so I´m actively looking for a way to make a sustainable model of this
That thing alone, the fact that I no longer need to struggle between two selfs, thats winning already. From now on, everything in that matter will be more simple, not easy, but simple, short and concise. [footnote below].
Even the complex thing will be “complex” alone instead of “well it´s actually a strange thing becasue in the morning i do numbers and go to meeting and by the time I get home to do what I really want to do i´m burned out… meh”. It will be -it is- complex but at least in the same “cognitive/expresive ecosystem” -did I just invent a term?- Anyway, long story short: Confort Zone go home [to be continued]