Part of our mission here at Daily Fuel has been to illuminate life and early career insights for our readers, and we're thrilled to announce that Sam Mooradian will be joining our current blogger, Christian Zilko, debuting Wednesday September 18th. We hope the sharing of their successes, failures, insights, and adventures will continue to inspire others on their journeys toward personal and professional fulfillment. Enjoy!

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Two weeks ago, I found myself starting a second job. I recently moved into my first apartment post-college and have had to start making enough money to get by. So not only am I working as an animator, I’m also a server at a fine dining restaurant.

This has distilled my free time down to a few short windows each week. That’s not good – what I really want to do, which is to write and record music, has been going on hold for days at a time. This gives way to a feeling of utter dejection and hopelessness. But, I’ve also found that in those windows of free time, all I can do is focus on music. The situation has led me to become more focused on it in those time blocks than ever, because I have no choice but to do so.

However, I’m still feeling pretty low. I’m hoping I haven’t set myself up for failure early on in my dream career. I obviously still have time (I’m only 23), but aren’t statements like that dangerous in that they provide a sense of comfort in uncomfortable situations? Maybe the discomfort in my situation is what will propel me the furthest? I really don’t know; maybe I will next week.

Sam Mooradian

Guest Blogger:

Sam Mooradian

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I advise all the young kids to not overwork...You have to pace yourself.
— Freddie Hubbard
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