elizabeth geyer

My Journal..


I love new years, especially the idea of leaving behind habits or heaviness and moving forward in a lighter way, hopefully having learned something good too.. everyone experiences life differently, and for me, to learn from the past and realizing new things is always exciting - I hope to be less rocked by what is outside my control,  more grateful and at peace. I can at least say I feel this happening more now than when I was younger.

The last couple of years for me have been full of change, as I had to face an ever widening gap between my music and the financial expectations of life. Last year I got my first ever 'real' job, in a supermarket, which has been equally terrifying and exciting and probably the biggest learning curve of my life so far. I scrub floors and shelves, get up at 4am to pack bread, crush boxes, serve customers, stack shelves, unload and sort pallets, learned to use a cash register and other machines.. which is not complex but for me,who only ever knew life through music, it's been huge. I knew I would miss the gigs but this has  helped me grow in ways I needed to and given me a whole new experience of people and the world.

 I don't know why life puts us where it does, but some things are inexplicably right. I don't know what lies ahead. I have an album coming out early this year. Whatever inspires you to jump out of bed and whatever you are passionate about, I wish you a 2016 rich in THAT !   

Comments

2016-06-07 03:20:07 - Elizabeth
Gary!! So good to see you here!! I wish you the same. Here is to facing our fears, and whatever non-musical day jobs we may find ourselves in :) Hey, that is where songs come from..
2016-04-06 17:04:12 - Gary Hayden
You once said you had a fear of running a cash register in front of waiting customers i'm sure. Now that you've done it, you see it's no big deal. And yeah, you conquered something there, didn't you??? I've wanted you to do a journal now since discovering you years ago. Only now have I just discovered that indeed you do have one! Wonderful. I look forward to reach much more of your life, Liz. Thanks for being so open with it. So many professional musicians I know (a couple who even won a Grammy!) have had to work some lousy non-musical day jobs for years just to get by. As always i'm sending good vibes, hopes and wishes to you, dear Liz
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