Isn’t that what we all strive for?
I’ve met those people. People so passionate about what they’re doing, they literally can’t see themselves doing anything else. Several country artists come to mind.
About a month ago I was at a festival catching up with a buddy who’s just about to make it big in the country music biz. I gave him a hug and he said, “You better watch out, I’ve been wearing these same clothes for three days straight!” (no, it wasn’t Luke Bryan – he doesn’t wash his jeans on purpose!)
I laughed and gave him a hug anyway (he smelled great, by the way) and asked him why he was wearing the same clothes. He told me they’d been on the road so long, playing shows back-to-back, they honestly hadn’t had the time to do laundry.
That same weekend I ran into a country music veteran who has penned countless number one hits for himself and other artists over the past two decades. He doesn’t have to tour to make money, but he was at this little festival in Alabama, playing the “barn” stage. Not the headliner stage, the barn stage.
I asked him what brought him out to this and other small venues I’d seen him before. He said he just can’t NOT play for an audience. He said he plays colleges and frat parties just to be on the road and play for people.
It’s what we’re all striving for. If you’re doing it because you just can’t NOT do it, you’ve found your passion.