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My Life: The Last Six Months

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2013 has been a year which I’ve learnt a lot about myself including my strengths and limitations when it comes to my work/life balance.

For most of the year I had overcommitted myself to the point which it affected my health both mentally and physically leaving me feeling stressed, worn out, sick and depressed.

All in all, I was thoroughly exhausted and therefore not a nice guy to be around.

The last six months of my life has been an exercise in letting things go with the two major casualties being the Open Mic Network (August) and the SCALA Presidency (November). With all that taken place, the question I ask myself is… “How do I feel now?”

Right now, I feel like I’m getting back on track again. For a start, this blog post is an indication that my life direction has changed as I’ve started to regain the motivation to blog again (the last post on this site was on June 10th).

Slowly but surely I can feel my recovery taking hold over every part of my life. This realisation has manifested in a number of ways…

I’m starting to write songs again and collaborating with the most wonderful people

I’ve started to address my physical health and have embarked on a process of changing some aspects of my life to match.

I’m embracing the fact that I now have time to devote to myself, my family, my relationship and to my friends rather than feeling like I have no time for anything.

I now have the choice to do whatever it is I need to do rather than have that choice made for me through external influences.

Another major step in letting things go that I’ve taken is deciding to phase out my covers gigs to concentrate on my own music.

I know I’ve been saying this for a while but until now, I hadn’t found a way to replace the income I was making from playing covers. I’ve been able to increase the activity in my day gig to compensate and I’m actually feeling really good about working a day gig (more on that in later posts).

The best thing about all of this is that I’m actually starting to feel excited about life again and that’s what life is all about isn’t it? Just watch this space.

Peace,

Corey :)

CS Gigs: W/E Sunday June 10th, 2012

Here are the gigs that I’m doing for the week ending Sunday June 10th, 2012.

Make sure you mark these gigs in your diary in BOLD RED PEN.

Wed 06 – Open Mic @ The Dan (8pm – 12am)
Fri 08 – CS @ Daniel O’Connell (9pm – 12am)
Sat 09 – CS @ Hotel Royal (7:30pm – 11pm)
Sun 10 – AF @ Kentish Arms (2pm – 5pm)

Hope to see you there,

Corey :)

CS Gigs: W/E Sunday June 3rd, 2012

Here are the gigs that I’m doing for the week ending Sunday June 3rd, 2012.

Make sure you mark these gigs in your diary in BOLD RED PEN.

Wed 30 – Open Mic @ The Dan (8pm – 12am)
Sat 02 – FJ @ Daniel O’Connell (9pm – 12am)
Sun 03 – FJ @ Mick O’Sheas (2pm – 6pm)

Hope to see you there,

Corey :)

CS Gigs: W/E Sunday May 27th, 2012

Here are the gigs that I’m doing for the week ending Sunday May 27th, 2012.

Make sure you mark these gigs in your diary in BOLD RED PEN.

Wed 23 – Open Mic @ The Dan (8pm – 12am)
Fri 25 – CS @  Kentish Arms (8pm – 11pm)
Sat 26 – FJ @ The Promethean (9pm – 1am)
Sun 27 – CS @ Duck Inn (3pm – 7pm)

Hope to see you there,

Corey :)

CS Gigs: W/E Sunday May 20th, 2012

Here are the gigs that I’m doing for the week ending Sunday May 20th, 2012.

Make sure you mark these gigs in your diary in BOLD RED PEN.

Wed 16 – Open Mic @ The Dan (8pm – 12am)
Fri 18 – CS @ Excelsior Hotel (7:30pm – 10:30pm)
Sat 19 – CS @ Hotel Royal (7:30pm – 11pm)
Sun 20 – AF @ Kentish Arms (2pm – 5pm)

Hope to see you there,

Corey :)

CS Gigs: W/E Sunday May 6th, 2012

Here are the gigs that I’m doing for the week ending Sunday May 6th, 2012.

Make sure you mark these gigs in your diary in BOLD RED PEN.

Wed 02 – Open Mic @ The Dan (8pm – 12am)
Thu 03 – CS @ Higher Ground (SCALA) (8pm – 11pm)
Fri 04 – FJ @ Mick O’Sheas (7pm – 11pm)
Sun 06 – AF @ Kentish Arms (2pm – 5pm)

Hope to see you there,

Corey :)

CS Gigs: W/E Sunday February 26th, 2012

Here are the gigs that I’m doing for the week ending Sunday February 26th, 2012.

Make sure you mark these gigs in your diary in BOLD RED PEN.

Wed 22 – Open Mic @ The Dan (8pm – 12am)
Thu 23 – Open Mic @ The Brunswick (8pm – 11pm)
Sun 26 – The Duck Inn (2pm – 6pm)

For more information please go to my gigs page.

Hope to see you there,

Corey :)

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CS Gigs: W/E Sunday February 19th, 2012

Here are the gigs that I’m doing for the week ending Sunday February 19th, 2012.

Make sure you mark these gigs in your diary in BOLD RED PEN.

Wed 15 – Open Mic @ The Dan (8pm – 12am)
Thu 16 – Open Mic @ The Brunswick (8pm – 11pm)
Sat 18 – FIGJAM @ Morphett Vale Function Centre (7pm – 11pm)
Sun 12 – FIGJAM @ Norwood Food & Wine Festival (3pm – 4pm)

For more information please go to my gigs page.

Hope to see you there,

Corey :)

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CS Gigs: W/E Sunday February 12th, 2012

Here are the gigs that I’m doing for the week ending Sunday February 12th, 2012.

Make sure you mark these gigs in your diary in BOLD RED PEN.

Wed 08 – Open Mic @ The Dan (8pm – 12am)
Thu 09 – Open Mic @ The Brunswick (8pm – 11pm)
Fri 10 – Daniel O’Connell Hotel (9pm – 12am)
Sun 12 – FIGJAM @ Mick O’Sheas (2pm – 6pm)

For more information please go to my gigs page.

Hope to see you there,

Corey :)

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CS Gigs: W/E Sunday February 5th, 2012

Here are the gigs that I’m doing for the week ending Sunday February 5th, 2012.

Make sure you mark these gigs in your diary in BOLD RED PEN.

Wed 01 – Open Mic @ The Dan (8pm – 12am)
Thu 02 – Open Mic @ The Brunswick (8pm – 11pm)
Fri 03 – Daniel O’Connell Hotel (9pm – 12am)
Sun 05 – FIGJAM @ Mick O’Sheas (2pm – 6pm)

For more information please go to my gigs page.

Hope to see you there,

Corey :)

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