What the Boss Likes – Bloganuary #3 – “Write about the last time you left your comfort zone.”

The last time I left my comfort zone is quiting a job about 4 months ago.  It was quite a mess, having been hired by a director as an assistant and then about 6 months in, she vanishes, and the company didn’t bother telling anyone until a couple of weeks later.  They never explained to anyone what exactly happened. 

I was able to just leave, thanks to the support of my spouse, but it was still a risk since the pandemic has made my employment history more than a little odd looking, and I *hate* risk.   And here I am, starting the new year with what should be a great job, working for a renewable energy company. 

5 thoughts on “What the Boss Likes – Bloganuary #3 – “Write about the last time you left your comfort zone.”

  1. Don’t worry about the stuff you can’t control. Sounds like you wound up on the wrong end of a flaky flake, flaking out. You were in the web of someone elses mess, it sounds like. I wouldn’t let that bother me too much. However, if I saw them walking down the street, I’d have a few choice words for them!

    But it sounds like you already have it in your rearview. Much luck in your new endeavor. I’d love to be involved with green energy.

    Last time I left my comfort zone… I have played music for quite some time now, gigging cover bands mostly (in the classic rock style.) Call me a semi serious hobbyist. I’ve always just been a guitar guy, never had any desire whatsoever to step up to a mic. But I’m in a situation now, doing original stuff with another writer/bassist, and a drummer, where I’m pretty much forced to sing, mainly because in my stuff, I naturally know how the lyrics are supposed to lay into the rhythm. We basically are doing “you wrote, you sing it.” 🙂

    … I’m way outside my comfort zone. While I can put the words where they need to go, a vocalist I am not, likely never will be. While it has been improvng with time, I have no illusions, or delusions of grandeur, ever, of being a competent vocalist. But I do know where the words go at least.

    Absolutely not comfortable. A long way from it. But I’m doing it.

    A side note, I never thought I’d be able to do vocals on the sort of stuff we are doing “and” play guitar at the same time. I like intricate rhythm technique (way more busy/complex than campfire hippy stuff) and it isn’t easy to adapt to doing vocals when you’ve always been happy hiding behind a guitar. It took a lot of work but I have developed the ability.

    Now you know much of the reason why my blog has dried up 😉

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      1. I’ve got literally 100 demos (rough, unfinished, incomplete recordings, usually used to learn a part to, or practice with at home) around here. No matter what you start with, once you actually start playing them, they evolve into more than their humble beginnings. We’ve been practicing now for close to 2 years. The songs (12 of them, an hour of material) are hammered out, in their final state, we are recording every chance we get. Which is slow. Both of the other guys have union jobs and lives to live. It takes time.

        We are capable of playing live at this point, but covid being an unending nightmare we haven’t ventured out yet. Which is fine, we get better every week.

        Just as soon as we get finished recordings fit for show and tell, I’ll post em when I get em. We have 3 that are almost done. It’s a process… (and we need them for for venue shopping.)

        As much work as it is, I love it 🙂 It is fun. When it quits being fun it ain’t worth the trouble.


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