“You still doing that music thing of yours?”
That is one question I hear to often. Whether the reunion is with the family, family, acquaintances, etc. you can never escape it. Doesn’t matter if it at a party or a funeral, people will always question the idea that you are still pursuing a career in music.
Usually, when you answer yes, the next thing that will happen is a look of disappointment or a lecture on how you should change career paths.
Raise your hand if you have ever experienced this.
Frankly, I find it funny that music as a career choice is one of the most criticized. Unless you are a famous rock star making a lot of money, people judge your career path as more of a hobby – no matter how much you enjoy it. I don’t go up to a friend who studied science in college and asked if they’ve cured cancer yet. So why are people so quick to judge the success of a musician?
I wanted to post this during the holidays to know how everyone else deals with this. Otherwise..
Just thinking out loud.