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In Case You Missed It... (๐‘๐‘™๐‘–๐‘๐‘˜ ๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ ๐‘š๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘’ ๐‘‘๐‘’๐‘ก๐‘Ž๐‘–๐‘™๐‘ )

Updated: Apr 10, 2021

Because of covid, since October 2020, Iโ€™ve been working a normal full time job. Previously to working a normal 9-5, I was a full time musician. Whenever Friday came through, I was happy for the โ€œ40 hour a weekโ€ employees because I knew they had Saturday and Sunday off! WEEKEND, BABY!! I was also excited because I (most likely) had gigs and I knew everyone was down to party. Or relax... depending on your age and needs LOL!

Now, working every day (Monday through Friday) from 7:30-4:30, itโ€™s a little difficult for me to understand how people can be excited about Friday. Let me keep it a hundred: Friday after work, Iโ€™m exhausted. Saturday, Iโ€™m active with chores, errands, visiting family/friends and so on. Sunday, Iโ€™m trying to relax and prepare for Monday already. WHAT? Where did my weekend go?

I commend anyone working a full time job over a number of years especially if the job is physical. Not to take away from mental work stress. I can only talk about what I can relate to and Iโ€™m doing physical work.

Last week was Easter which means we had Friday til Monday off. Today is Tuesday and I feel fresh & rejuvenated. I havenโ€™t felt like this in a minute. In my opinion, every work week should be like this. (Or at maximum four days a week.)

All in all, I really canโ€™t complain about my job. The hours are good compared to some other jobs and I like the people I work with. The worst thing for me is that I have to start at 7:30 in the morning and BE THERE ALL DAY five times a week. Iโ€™m just not used to that. If I would be doing something I love to do, then I would feel differently about working so much. But itโ€™s not. Itโ€™s just a job I have to do for money.

Being a musician, I worked mostly weekends with an average of seven times a month. And when I worked, it was often crazy long hours. But I loved what I did and the money was good.

I often wonder what full time artists did for our passions to be taken away from us like this. But I donโ€™t think about it too long otherwise, I would break down and cry. So I stick to my gunz, say a prayer and keep it pushing with my head to the sky until this whole thing blows over.

On that note, Iโ€™ll leave with something positive.

I have a beautiful wife! I have more than enough food and water to feed my fat ass! I have a job with income thatโ€™s not completely burning me out. I even have a nice crib, a phone, internet, and descent whip! Iโ€™m luckier than a lot of people on this planet.

Still... keep us in your prayers and support your local artists.

Thank you for reading. I love each and every one of you!

Love and blessings,

-SouL Elements

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