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These days are a struggle. For the better part of 25 years, I’ve been a remote worker. When the social distancing started, I thought, “no problem. I won’t have to adjust.” I didn’t think about how often I get out, after work: on nights and weekends. Now, for the good of everyone, the people I love, and myself, that’s gone. I’ve lost focus.
I’m not one to slow down, but the weight has caused a lot of distractions, and a lot of worry. I worry about my family, of course, but I also worry about the thousands and thousands of people I’ve connected with over the years thanks to No Treble. Gigs are canceled, and with it, the income needed by so many of my friends.
What I do find strength in at times like this is helping. When Katrina happened (in 2005), I was distraught over what was happening in New Orleans. I ended up volunteering to work on houses. That memory will stay with me forever because I was able to actually do something. Now, I’m working on a project I’m hoping will somehow help bassists around the world, through No Treble. I also have some other pet projects on my to-do list that have me excited and hopeful.
So I’m taking some much needed PTO from my job to focus on those things and my own mental health. I’m fortunate to have a job that isn’t directly impacted by COVID-19, and the vacation time.
Be safe, be well, and know that I’m thinking of you.
This update was made on March 24, 2020.