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  • FOMO 02/14/2018  8:25pm

    Going out of town for a few weeks(for a gig...yay!). How do y'all deal with the fear that when you come back you will be 10 steps behind and the world will have moved on and forgotten all about you....if you deal with that feeling at all. In case you can't tell, I'm really anxious about this.

    Trap_music_n_showtunes

    It's hard in its own way, but what you can do is do a bunch of self-tapes of your best audition cuts before you go, and send out tapes for things you'll be missing that you're EXTREMELY RIGHT FOR.

    Otherwise, just think about how great it is that you're working, because that's the whole reason you auditioned. ;)

    But I totally hear you, I'm a FOMO folk, through and through. It's a problem. The best you can do is try to handle the most important things you actually are missing, and find that area of gratefulness that allows you to enjoy what you're doing so much. Also, be careful when searching for auditions while you're gone-- to be honest, I do everything by keyword, for specific things I'm EXTREMELY right for that I could potentially book via tape. If I look at everything like I typically would, I get depressed. :P

    Congrats on the gig!

    Brakes 02/15/2018  1:16am

    (Notice I'm only talking about FOMO in reference to work... #workaholic)

    Brakes 02/15/2018  1:18am

    Thank you! That was extremely helpful. I don't know why I never considered self taping before going out of town. It would definitely help ease some of my stress. I'm the type who likes to have something lined up after a project so I don't get listless so going out of town (even tho it's for work) makes me feel like I'm behind the 8 ball

    Trap_music_n_showtunes 02/15/2018  1:40am

    I'm exactly the same way. Definitely make sure your recordings are up to your own exacting standards, or you'll feel even more stressed (my own experience). Congrats again on your gig!

    Brakes 02/15/2018  10:42am