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WanderingEng  ·  489 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: February 21, 2018

Work run eat sleep.

A musician I follow posted "Routine is a comfort. Comfort is a killer." I completely disagree. My routine allows me to take certain aspects of my life as given. I will have the same dinner tonight as I've had every Wednesday since my last vacation two months ago. I don't think that's hyperbole.

My routine is a comfort that allows me to push myself in other ways. When I don't have to think about dinner, when I know it will be nutritious, tasty, and filling I can work on other things.

When I know I can run Thursday because I bought groceries Wednesday, I can focus on running faster, further, better. When 98% of my life is sorted out, I'm more able to bust my ass on the other 2%.

Basically I realize more and more that the platitudes of musicians are shit. Writing some good songs doesn't give them an insight to life.