Friday, May 22, 2009

Secret Life

Our company recently switched 401k providers to Fidelity Investments. The rep assigned to guide us through the conversion process and I traded a lot of e-mails while he helped me prepare for the switch.

Today he mentioned that he had gone to a concert last night so I asked him who he saw. He and his wife went to see Indigo Girls; they're her favorite group. He told me he is more of a rocker, and then asked if he had ever told me about his music.

Naturally I had to find out more so of course I bit. He's been playing guitar and sharing vocals in a band for the last 15 years and has also formed a production company with a buddy of his to do music for radio, television and film. Then he gave me the links to his websites, here and here.

I told him believe or not, I used to play in a band, too, and that was the most fun I've ever had in my life. I also told him it was wonderful that he could pursue what he really loves. And all this time I thought he was just my 9-5 Fidelity rep!

I took a look at his two sites and also listened to some song samples. Not my kind of music because I don't care for that loud, guitar-driven style but for what they do they do it well.

I asked him if that's his big dream and Fidelity is just a holding tank. His goal is to focus on the production company but one day, he'd like to play in an arena.

That's so good that he is following his passion. I really hope he gets his wish. Sometimes you just have to go for it, you know?

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