I feel like I owe you all an apology — I know I have been MIA and in the shadows, but I needed to be. I needed to focus on other parts of my life specifically my work life / personal life and one of the consequences (or repercussions) of that was putting my entire project on hold. But I had to .. I needed to put all my energy towards becoming a better person and *actually* making changes in my life.
Growing up as a kid, I can recall being told that sometimes in life you don’t always get to do what you want to do — you end up having to do what you need to do. I thought I understood that towards the end of this past year, but honestly I don’t think I understand the full scope of things. I don’t think anyone does, there’s literally always room for growth.
It’s weird.. I feel like I’m writing now from a different place in my life, but it’s only been like about two months or so since I last published any writing.
When I last wrote something I was in a really low place: I had no full-time job and I was more or less living off of what little income I was getting. The one thing that was there for me was my website / music and by extension all of you — my readers. Now whether or not you were an actuantaince that stumbled upon my website, a friend of mine or simply a stranger.. you were there for me. To each and every one of you, I just want to say thank you and I truly hope you have had a great holiday season.
About halfway through 2018, I decided to change work sectors. I had been working as a personal assistant / nanny for the past 9 years. I worked in the food service industry as a barista, expediter and even as a restaurant manager for some time too, it wasn’t always just nannying.. But still something was always missing. I had never been able to really experience a 9-5 Monday-Friday job. So, I quit.. And I decided to pursue the tech industry.
Anyway long story short, I suffered six long grueling months in an effort to prove something to myself. I wanted to prove to myself and everyone else that doubted me that I would be able to secure a job in the tech sector without any prior experience. I wanted to know that I could achieve the goals I had laid out for myself.
Today, I can proudly say I work full-time as an Office Manager & Recruiting Coordinator for Airbus UTM — it’s seriously one of the coolest companies / projects I’ve ever been a part of and it’s so inspiring. I am really lucky to be part of such an incredible team. Shameless plug, but check out what we are working on at www.airbusutm.com.
Now more than ever though, I realize that life is really a balancing act. If you focus all of your energy on one thing say for example, work. you kind of lose sight of everything else such as your social life or in this case, my creative side.
What I want to focus on this year is being able to micromanage my own life. I want to live a well-balanced life
That being said, I fully intend to continue with my website and my project “Aries” (with Corey Reith) but in a way that is sustainable and realistic. I know now that putting out new fresh material whether a mix or an interview every week or even bi-weekly is tough work. I simply just can’t keep up, I have to dance around with all my other responsibilities and really gauge how much I can handle.
I promise it’ll be different from now on and I don’t necessarily want to bombard all of you whether you are a fan or friend with loads of information because I know you’re busy too. All I know is that I need this creative outlet in my life otherwise it just feels like something is lacking in my life.
This year will different for all of us. We’re all going to change….
If you’re following me on social media, you’ll see that I’ve been releasing a number of mixes that I’ve been holding onto. Here’s one of them that I released for The Horoscope by Aries. For those of you that are new readers, Aries is a project between my best friend Corey Reith and I wherein we just mix and have fun with the newest beats. We like to throw in some classics too.
If you’d like to do a guest mix just reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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