Day 175 of ANNIE B.’s D.I.Y. MAGAZINE (Post #12)
Today was a bad day ‘cuz my boyfriend and I broke up. Lots of energy drained today, and I am sad.
That’s one thing you need to know about moving your career forward. Do not stay in unhealthy relationships or unhealthy friendships. They DRAIN you, and Lord knows, indie artists need LOTS of energy in order to compete in this crazy business. Not that this relationship was particularly unhealthy, but it was unhealthy for a lot of last year. This year, it was really quite healthy, but it just didn’t work out after all. It was ultimately about those deal-breakers, you know. Like, some people don’t want their boyfriend or their girlfriend to maintain close friendships with the ex or ex’s. Yep, that’s a deal-breaker for me. I don’t think there’s anything anyone can say to convince me that it’s perfectly fine & healthy if your boyfriend’s best friend is also his ex.
Anyhoo, so I also ended up with a nasty allergy attack today, so not much was done today at all. I did get a phone number for a recording engineer that comes highly recommended by my friend Brian Douglas who works at Cream City Music. Brian also plays in a band called The Black Saints. I hope to see them soon!!!!!
Also just got another possible tips gig for Austin… it showed up in my MySpace in-box about an hour ago! It’s pretty awesome how the energy starts flowing back to you: Putting out positive energy => more positive energy right back atcha’. Putting out negative energy => more negative energy right back atcha’! I am trying to keep the positive energy flowing and flowing with a nice, strong current. Breaking up with the boy who wants to remain best friends with his ex is probably a good move in that direction.
So, I need to get some rest. I also screwed up my back yesterday moving my P.A. head before doing my morning stretches. Gotta be more careful!
Have a beautiful night!