Them's The Breaks

Well Reader, I’m beat down.  
  
Someone stole a $1000 kitchen mixer from my building this weekend. This comes after last week’s news that I apparently cannot afford to meet the fresh air code upstairs at the building like I had thought I could.  I’ve been working my tail off for so long, playing Kickstarter concerts, rehabbing this building, and growing another baby. I feel thwarted. 
  
In times like these, it’s tempting to give up.  I verbally threw in the towel at least a dozen times over the course of the last few weeks. I even called a few real estate companies to see if they’d be interested in selling the place. 
  
Then I remembered: I’ve been here before. 
  
Since I made the choice to be a self-employed musician/restaurateur, these are the kinds of blows I’ve had to weather.  If you want to chase your dreams and be your own boss, then you’ve got to be ready to work without a safety net.  The only other option is to give up the dream and work for somebody else in a nice, safe environment, getting a paycheck every week. 
  
Which does sound pretty damn nice right now.  
  
But ultimately, I think my soul would be far more broken working for somebody else than it would be dealing with the pitfalls of running after my dreams.  And so I keep plodding along.  More slowly this week, but still, I plod.  I’ll close in on the dream eventually...it's just down the road.  And whatever your dreams are Reader, I hope they’re still in your sights…it’s good to have something to go for. -Em


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  • Tom & Sheri Chesak

    Tom & Sheri Chesak Rockford

    I'm so sorry that you are feeling so beat down. I've been there and I know what it's like. But, as you say, them's the breaks. Just keep on keeping on and things wilol turn around. I'm not saying it's going to be easy ( nothing worthwhile is ever easy) but you just have to do it. I know you can. As I've said before....You can do anything you put your mind to doing. Just look at the beautiful songs & music you have written, look at the wonderful man that you married, and look at the beautiful baby ( soon to be two babies) that your love has created. I have confidence in you. Is there anything that I can do??? I really mean it. I'll do anything in my power to help you to be successful! Tom P.S. on " Just an old penny" no rush, I plan to be around for a long time.

    I'm so sorry that you are feeling so beat down. I've been there and I know what it's like. But, as you say, them's the breaks. Just keep on keeping on and things wilol turn around. I'm not saying it's going to be easy ( nothing worthwhile is ever easy) but you just have to do it. I know you can. As I've said before....You can do anything you put your mind to doing. Just look at the beautiful songs & music you have written, look at the wonderful man that you married, and look at the beautiful baby ( soon to be two babies) that your love has created. I have confidence in you. Is there anything that I can do??? I really mean it. I'll do anything in my power to help you to be successful! Tom

    P.S. on " Just an old penny" no rush, I plan to be around for a long time.

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