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Juan M. Valero
post Dec 28 2007, 10:45 PM
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Hello GuitarMasterFriends, ehem... today I'm gonna talk about what will be my future in next year, but first of all I explain my actual situation.

Well, now I'm 26 and I spent 5 years studing Farmacy in the University. I ended my studies last May and I started to work in the farmacy of my mother. Well, I passed all my live thinking that music would be ONLY a hobbie, so thats the reason because I decided to study in the University, but nowadays I think I can work in the thing that I LOVE: music.

Last month I knew a keyboard player who has an orchestra and he offered me to take part in. That was my dilemma, now I'm too busy, I'm working from 9 to 14 and from 17 to 20,30 but this project is the oportunity that I never been searching because I thought it was no possible.
It's not a great orchestra, but it's a good job (I like it) and I can get some moneywith it, and with my guitar classes (now I have 3 students, but I hope they will be some more), and with the money that I get in this site with my lessons I think I can get enoght salary to pay the renting and the food, hehe.

So after thinking a lot I decide to left my job and work ONLY in music !!!

As you can see it's a really important decision because I know I will have a really good salary in the farmacy (and don't forget that in few years it would be mine). And if I left this job is probable that my mother sells the farmacy, so it's a bit "dramatic"... but I think I MUST try to get my dream and I don't need too much money, I need my ilusions, I need my dreams, I need my music.

My decision is to work hard in farmacy during January and maybe February to get some money and then left the job smile.gif


Well, that's my tale, hehe, I wish I have a happy end !!! but I need to try it cool.gif

What do you think ?????

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post Dec 28 2007, 11:03 PM
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Congratulatoions my friend! Life is to short, you have to persue your dreams. You rock man , you have a lot of talent and you love music so your succes is inevitable.

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post Dec 28 2007, 11:06 PM
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i think you made the right choice, do what you love and dont look back!


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post Dec 28 2007, 11:12 PM
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Awesome! Good luck with your plan, I hope it all goes well. biggrin.gif
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post Dec 28 2007, 11:18 PM
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Thank you, guys !! it's really important for me 'cos I feel a bit "alone" 'cos neither my parents nor my friends understand me.
Sincerely, thanks to all !!!! smile.gif


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post Dec 28 2007, 11:50 PM
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You should go with you'r dream, otherwise you will spend the rest of you'r life thinking "what if?"

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post Dec 28 2007, 11:56 PM
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congrat jaun . the music is a big field so you can work and get money from music some people thinks that the music is just a hobie but thats not correct i have a master turisem degree so i left that degree and i am living between instruments and my institute,students and studio record and bands so keep going jut try to open all that doors in this field
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post Dec 29 2007, 12:13 AM
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Juan,

Man, what an inspiring post!! I truly admire your courage!
I know exactly what you're talking about, because I've been thinking the same for some time now... but I haven't found the courage to actually do it! huh.gif

I wish you all the best! biggrin.gif


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post Dec 29 2007, 12:14 AM
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This is great news, Juan!

Even though you'll get more money out of working in the pharmacy, you have the abillity to pursue a musical carreer and that really is amazing. I wish you good luck with it, and I'm sure it will go well.


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post Dec 29 2007, 12:23 AM
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If theres any hope of survival in your current situation to just go out and live out your music dreams, I would say go for it. A pharmacy could make you a lot of money, but in the end, will that make you happy? I would say shoot for the moon and if all else fails, you'll land on the stars. If music makes you happy, I would go for it.


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post Dec 29 2007, 12:27 AM
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post Dec 29 2007, 12:30 AM
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Thanks for sharing that with us Juan - best of luck and let us know how it works out - you are doing the right thing if you follow your heart smile.gif


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post Dec 29 2007, 12:45 AM
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QUOTE (Iluha @ Dec 28 2007, 11:50 PM) *
You should go with you'r dream, otherwise you will spend the rest of you'r life thinking "what if?"

Good luck my friend smile.gif


that's what I was thinking, I would never forgive myself losing this oportunity !!!


Hisham, that's a good point, I have now some new projects in different fields, so it's time to work on them !!!!

Marcus, is really a difficult choice, but now I'm so happy with my decision, it's what I MUST do, Life is only a dream !!!! biggrin.gif



QUOTE (preownedguitar @ Dec 29 2007, 12:23 AM) *
A pharmacy could make you a lot of money, but in the end, will that make you happy?


Well, when I started to work last May I as happy with this job, but now that I know that I can work on music I'm not happy with it, I cannot be conformed with it.

QUOTE (Andrew Cockburn @ Dec 29 2007, 12:30 AM) *
you are doing the right thing if you follow your heart smile.gif


Yeah !! that's what I'm doing !!! smile.gif

Thanks to all !!! It's really importat that you understand me, I'm so lucky to find this place and to knew people like you !!


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post Dec 29 2007, 12:56 AM
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Juan you are one crazy man biggrin.gif biggrin.gif I understand you because i was thinking about same thing a week ago and you saw my topic about it. But one thing that is different - you already have your degree so you can always go back to it.

Congrats on your decision but still, try to keep your family in good relationship as even music is not worth breaking with those who are closest to us.

Keep us informed on your progress and good luck m8! smile.gif


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post Dec 29 2007, 01:09 AM
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XD yeah, I'm a crazy man !!! well, I'm trying to keep a good relationship, and now it's not too bad, but I don't know if it's because my parents accept my decision or if it's because they don't believe that I'm gonna left the farmacy !! tongue.gif


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post Dec 29 2007, 01:16 AM
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good decision
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post Dec 29 2007, 03:14 AM
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go for your dream man! Im going after mine too, which is music! The only difference is, i havent even started university but i think you made a good choice, Music is the best thing and we should go after our dreams no matter what!!


Good luck! wink.gif

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It's a tough decision to make Juan, I wish you the best whatever you decide in the end.

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post Dec 29 2007, 08:00 AM
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Thanks guys !!! Now I don't feel alone, your support is really important for me smile.gif
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