Every now and again I come across something during my (extensive) daily reads that really catches my eye or grabs my attention more than everything else. Usually its music and/or technology related and most likely it comes as a pleasant surprise.
I've mentioned my favourite Mogger, LadyC, here before. LadyC spends a lot of her time writing about what she gets to see and do while she is travelling, working , spending time with friends and exploring life. She always writes about stuff that attends and participates in but generally (from my reading) its never about her but always about what she is seeing and doing. On top of that LadyC has fantastic taste in music and gets to go to Dublin to see great bands every now and again so in a weird way (and I am sure she will appreciate this) she is something of a connection to my home.
Well, last week LadyC updated her Mog with a post about pursuing your passions in life by telling us "I am proud to say that finally my love for music, creation and collaboration has unfolded. And, it was my choice."The post tells about how herself and John have started to "explore, create and design affordable yet robust electronic instruments for others." fotosis creates 'handmade analog electronic and electro-acoustic instruments. Each unique build is designed and made from a variety of materials , in numerous ways.'
I was delighted to read about this venture for a number of reasons.
-It was a fascinating insight into something that has been such an integral part of life for a few months yet we hadn't gotten a glimpse of yet (or perhaps we did and I missed it).
-It also tells of pursuing passions in life as being such an importance. I can 'relate' to that as I am 33 and am trying to move from working in the corporate world to try and create opportunities for myself in the music industry. Why? Because music moves me in so many ways that nothing else can touch. Why not devote my life to something that can do that rather than regret?
-Music, technology and customized DIY? Wow. What a great combination in this world of excessive availability.