Brett Jolly’s Daily Thought (Surviving this past weekend)

As a musician I often have to pull some incredible hours. Some of the gigs I have to do can be extremely strenuous. This past weekend was a prime example. Of course, I had to do a regular gig on Friday in Penn’s Grove, PA. That was not an problem at all.  Penn’s Grove is less than an hour from me and the time slot for it wasn’t bad at all. However, on Saturday I had to play for the Mid Atlantic Emmy Awards. I have done this event for years, and normally it is held in Philadelphia, but this year they decided to have it in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh is about a 4 and a half hour drive from my house. The gig itself was great, but the main problem was that I had to play at church on Sunday morning starting at 7:30 am. This means that after the Saturday night gig was over (around 12 midnight) I needed to drive back to Philadelphia and play for 2 services at church with “no” sleep whatsoever. The good thing about this was that I had my mind set on it. I also made preparations to deal with it all. In between everything I made sure to rest up as much as I could. No walking around, no excess standing around and no listening to complaints about anything. Everyone else was worried about me driving home late Saturday night. I was actually fine with that. My biggest obstacle came when playing for church (and driving to it). However, I managed to do everything and when it was all finally over I came home, hit the bed and shut my eyes. I woke up on some occasions but I went right back to bed. Today I feel great. Whenever you feel you are about to encounter a stressful time please make sure to plan your rest between your obligations. It makes a huge difference in your outcome. Thank you for checking out my Daily Thought and as always I wish you the very best that life has to offer.

KC and the Sunshine band performing in concert with Brett Jolly on bass guitar

KC and Brett

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