AURORA is a young musician from Norway. She’s kind of a modern Enya.
NPR’s Bob Boilen recently interviewed AURORA. She had a very wise thing to say while talking about the life of an artist or musician… when your hobby becomes your job, it can be both a blessing and a curse.
That immediately reminded me of my short career as a radio DJ. Every Friday morning, I played three solid hours of my very favorite tunes. Occasionally, I had to cover the next DJ’s shift, which meant six solid hours of my favorite tunes. By the end of those sorts of shifts, I didn’t want to hear any music for the next several days.
I’ve always loved music, but too much of a good thing can be more than a boy can handle.
So I never made music my career.
Similarly, I love cars. But selling them for a living would take the joy out of it.
What’s the thing you loved and never made your career?