Of course I'd love to say that I've got it figured out. I'd love to say that I have great plans for my future. I'd love to say that I feel confident in everything I'm doing and that I know it will all turn out okay.
But I don't.
I have no stable income from music, save for my one private student. My current job will end when I *hopefully* graduate in December. My current plan is to just find some way of paying the bills until I can figure out what to do next.
Which, I suppose, sounds pretty depressing, doesn't it? Maybe it is, but maybe it's the reality of today that will become the backdrop for future successes - things that I will truly be happy for, especially in light of my current worries.
Perhaps I should provide a bit more insight into myself at this point:
I'm 24, a flutist (in case you missed the title of the blog). I have an unfortunately large amount of student loan debts to pay off, and am in a long-term relationship that is unfortunately long-distance for the time being. I enjoy cooking, and reading up on personal finance and music, practicing, frugality, etc.
I've noticed that there aren't really any good online sources for people with irregular incomes (i.e. - no regular paychecks!) or for musicians who maybe aren't reveling in their successes as a working musician, or aren't overcome with joy at the start of each day. I'm hoping that this blog will help me find my way to making some sort of decent living in music, and maybe it will inspire or at least provide some hope for someone else who may be in a similar position.
More to come, after I force myself to change out of my pajamas... :)