On June 10th I’ll be playing the WMCF in Cleveland. The fest started back in 2010 and has grown to be the “premier art, design, and music event in the Midwest.” They’re expecting 1,000 people in attendance for the three day festival. I feel quite honored to be a part of this years line up..
Here’s an interview I did for the event, which is up on their blog today:
I quit my day job (maybe you’ve heard of the place?…Starbucks) last month. I didn’t leave a regular 9-5 job or a fancy job (well fancy in it’s own right) but I certainly left a responsibility I’ve held for the last 5.5 years. It was a job that allowed me to leave many weekends and plays show out of the area or in town..but I usually had to be back by Monday.
I had been dreaming about quitting for the last couple of years, then when I got engaged I thought “an end is in sight.” I have a very supportive husband who is in huge favor of me pursuing music on a more serious level.
So now what? Well for starters I freaked out about not having any kind of regular paycheck and picked up a couple days a week job at a local health food store, just for a few more weeks though till we leave on our honeymoon.
Then we’re moving to Cleveland with some new opportunities up there. Geoff got a job teaching at a Montesorri High School in University Circle. Both of us will also be acting as house parents at the School Boarding area. It will be a part-time job with a commitment to the kids and school. I love kids and know that I’ll really enjoy the role.
I am excited for this new move. I just hope I can still branch out and play and travel a lot more like I wanted/dreamed of doing when I set out to quit having a day job.
My quest is to juggle the responsibilities and make it all work. I want to play a lot more around Ohio, not just the Northeast and go out of state and have regular band practices.
My part-timeness has been such a crutch. I want to get things moving now and not just keep giving excuses onto why I can’t do more…
Cheers to making things happen.