It’s come to my attention, dear reader, that it’s been some time since I’ve posted an update (over 2 years? woah!). Forgive me for abandoning you on important life updates that have happened since my last post like buying a house, getting married, and landing a very cool job.
There have also been about half a dozen other music projects I’ve been busy with. The newest being Shaved Head Britney, which is a dance punk collaboration between myself and Rainy Logan of Eye Witness and Viva Gina. I’ve also spent the past year learning to drum since getting the opportunity to play them at Ladies Rock Camp Boston – major thanks to Alison Murray, Steph Melikian, Tanya Palit and Sasha Pedro for showing me the ropes. The first thing I did after the day I left my last job and moved into my house was buy a drum kit. It was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.
So why did I neglect my blog for so long? Well, to be frank, in the time I last wrote you a lot about me has changed. So much to the point that I wasn’t really sure how to go about describing myself anymore. I’ve had to “reinvent” myself just about every other year and I was feeling more than a little burned out by it. Other millennials who’ve had to job hop a lot early on in their careers to stay afloat in our wonky economy can probably relate to this.
When I started working at iZotope last year I wanted to settle into the role and life at an audio technology company before going through that whole personal re-branding process again. You need to cross a minimum experience threshold before you can genuinely start claiming aspects of your job as part of your identity and expertise. Plus not too long after I started the gig, my old band decided to call it quits. It was like I took the big etch-a-sketch of life and shook the whole thing up to erase a picture I’d spent 3 years drawing.
Luckily I feel like I’m finally ready to stand tall and tell people who I am and what I’ve got going on musically again. It’s a really good feeling, especially after spending years trying to figure out if marketing was the right career path for me and wanting to grow more as a musician. I needed to take the time to dig in and learn a new industry and instrument to do it, and I’m glad I’m now at this point. I’ll be updating here more regularly now that I feel like I’m in a place to finally speak again from experience. In the meantime, be sure to check out this episode of Geoff Manchester’s Vodkast where I talk about what it’s like work at iZotope and the gender gap problem in the audio industry.