Fun is fun!
I always suffer from a certain amount of anxiety when I have a big session booked. Oddly enough, it doesn’t happen in sessions where I’m the talent, only sessions I’m engineering. Go figure, the career I’ve successfully pursued for almost thirty years causes more anxiety than the career I’ve been pursuing for less than ten.
Anyhow, the other day I’m leaving my house and thinking about a big session I’m engineering at Dog and Pony and of course, I’m a bit nervous. As I’m climbing in my truck my wife calls out “have fun!”. I stop dead in my tracks and think to myself, “yes, have fun.” And suddenly, I’m no longer nervous. Because we should have fun, we all should be having fun every day. As my buddy Mike says, “fun is fun”. And not only is fun…fun, but we folks who have the great joy of engineering or voicing (or both!) audio for a living get to have a lot of fun! Our work is creative and joyful; people who step into our world for just a few hours are usually quite thrilled to do what we get to do all day, every day!
So the next time you’re feeling a bit nervous or you didn’t land the audition or a client is being a bit cheeky just remember the words of my beautiful wife and make sure you have fun!