Why Are We Doing This Blog Again?

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Honestly, it’s taken a bit of time for us to fully understand the ‘why’ of this blog. Why are we doing it again? Oh yes, to document our journey. But what journey? Yes we are travelling - but it’s not supposed to be a travel blog. Yes we are living in a van - but it’s not supposed to be a van-life blog either. Hmmm…

Throw into the mix the fact that I (Heather) am a naturally introverted, quiet person, who hates to get things ‘wrong’ and therefore doesn’t really divulge anything much about her life to anyone unless she has already resolved it fully herself… well, it’s not the ideal set-up for writing about what’s unfolding in your life as it happens, knowing that some of what you are doing won’t turn out quite as intended.

But this is different. We are different. We HAVE to be different. We have quit our jobs. We have sold our home. We have bought a van. Why? Because we want to make our living doing something that we actually care about: making music. And the only way we could see to make that possible was to massively reduce our outgoings (sell home, buy van) and massively increase our available time (quit jobs).

But making money from making music, are we mad?! Well yes, if you’ve read anything about the music industry of the last 10 years you’ll know it’s not the most straightforward industry to make a living from (understatement perhaps??). But there are ways. And we already know quite a lot about the different ways that you can make money in the music industry - hell, I wrote a whole book about it at University - but we’ve never had the time to put any of it into practice before. Well, now is the time.

So this is where you will hear it first. Here we will share our musical journey as it happens, as we learn how to actually earn a living doing something we love. We’re going to get things wrong I’m sure. And I’m probably going to get really uncomfortable admitting that when it happens! But I’m sure we’re also going to get things right. Because I do fully believe that when you focus your energies on something 100%, incredible things can and do happen.

That’s it. This is our manifesto. We, Heather and Bryn, Bryn and Heather, The Love Tectonic, John Wulff (more on him in a later post!) hereby declare that one way or another, and for the rest of our lives, the majority of our income will come from the world of music. Woop, woop! And we will document our experiences here, so that anyone who wants to do a similar thing can hopefully find out what might work, what definitely doesn’t work and what definitely does work. And hopefully it’ll be an entertaining read too 🙂

Don’t worry, we’ll still include pretty pictures of beautiful places and fun anecdotes 🙂 That is after all the happy side-effect of travelling across Europe in a van at the same time!

Why are we doing this blog again? - The Love Tectonic are on a journey in more ways than one… Join them in their van as they make their music dreams come true while travelling the roads of Europe. Click through to be inspired to follow your dreams and change your life too! - www.thelovetectonic.com
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