I didn’t learn until recently there are communities of like-minded people out there waiting for you. We joke about the possibility of pursuing a career in a field we love, but the realities often have us beat, because, life can’t always be perfect. We seem to have learned and accepted this.
Then I left Nashville and things got better. Significantly.
I found that company, a community, an environment where it all makes sense.
The type of place where you can have a programming music time meeting and geek over new music our team is obsessing over and call it work.
Hold onto that.
That is what I keep telling myself at least.
Pick yourself up and go somewhere unfamiliar, be overwhelmed with the parts of yourself you never got to get to know before, and in some cases get in touch with parts you once lost in a battle within you.
I’m pushing myself to be selfish, in the right ways at least. It may not make everyone happy, but where’s the gain in always making everyone else happy in the end? My happiness should not suffer.
Sometimes, we leave places, sometimes we leave people. But in return, we see places, we see new people.
New people, new stories, new experiences come into our lives, and they push us to take keep on going, keep moving.
People have been asking if I miss Nashville. Yes and no. I miss the people, I miss restaurants, I miss elements of music city. But I don’t miss Nashville yet.
Nashville isn’t going anywhere, I am.