Hi Everyone, Happy New Year to all, even though I am a few days late. This is a picture of me in front of the building where I USED to work, taken about a week ago. After 22 years at NGM Insurance, most of them as a data analyst, I decided to take an early retirement as I turned 55 this year. To everyone that I have worked with in the last 22 years, past and present, especially DMS, thanks for the friendship and camaraderie, you are some of the smartest and kindest people I will ever know.
So…I’m going to have some time on my hands, never mind keeping a roof over my head. This is where I get to thank everyone else. For everyone who has listened to the podcast, I am always indebted to you, my faithful listeners. Without you I would never have been able to pursue my one lifelong dream to be a full time musician. As the podcast rolls into its 14th year, the time is right and the situation is right, the stars are aligning for me to make the podcast my full time job!
Starting on January 6, the podcast will run Monday through Friday. It’s huge commitment of time and an absolute insane amount of creativity. The way I look at it, if I was able to sit in a cubicle for 22 years, I’m sure I can sit in front of a keyboard and create, something I love more than almost anything else in the world. It truly is an honor and privilege to make music that helps people.
For anyone that knows me personally, this is a huge leap of faith for me to step out of my comfort zone (a good paying, relatively secure job with pretty decent benefits) and take this journey into the unknown. But I realize that if I don’t try this now at this time in my life, then I never will. So I ask for your continued support of the podcast. To download, subscribe and enjoy the music.
A very huge thank you to people who have known about this for a while, and your support and feedback. I'm sure I must have sounded unhinged many times talking about it constantly. Probably the most surprising part of this is that all of my friends and family have been 100% behind my decision, and not saying I was out of my mind including my wife, who I could have never gotten through this huge life change without her telling me it was ok. So to all of you I say thank you and your faith in me. There were a few times when I thought I was going to back out, but your unwavering support pushed me forward.
To me this has been my lifelong goal since the first time I picked up a guitar when I was 14. Took me a little while longer than I thought, but I have arrived and certainly not in the conventional way that most musicians create and release music and create a sustainable living, but I have never been conventional, and that’s for sure.
As a companion piece to go along with a daily podcast is my brand new Patreon page. www.patreon.com/deepenergypodcast If you would like the podcast without any speaking or any ads, for $20.00 a month this is for you. The tracks through Patreon will be streamable and downloadable. The first podcast is up and ready for download now!!!
As always the podcast will be free through iTunes, Spotify, Pandora etc.. albeit with ads (which is how I will be paying the bills).
So to the next chapter of my life, I am so ready…