Jumping and Falling in the Studio
I am in complete awe with the opportunity that I have been given by Idle Tuesdays to be an intern. Going into the studio I thought to myself, “Okay, it will be awesome to just be in the studio and do whatever they need me to do. I am open to helping in whatever small way I can.”
Now, here I am coming out of the first week wildly jumping all around and falling on my face, this picture makes me laugh. I think it’s a picture of what this whole experience may be like. I am both jumping and falling in the studio.
Jumping in the Studio
The jumping around is a representation of the excitement that I have. This has always been a far out dream I had for my future, but now I am right in the middle of it. I am working at a recording studio. I will be producing music, while helping influence culture. This whole experience is taking me to a new height and realm of myself.
As I jump up in excitement, I am able to see my life from a different vantage point. In the height of this season, I am realizing that this dream laid on my heart is attainable. Trust for the future sweeps back into my heart. These passions within my heart aren’t empty promises. They are both present and future promises.
Falling in the Studio
This present and future promise of working in the music industry is the image of me wildly jumping, but also of falling on my face. What do I mean by this? Humility. Being able to be a part of what Idle Tuesdays is doing, is such an amazing opportunity. I am humbled by it.
The fact that Idle Tuesdays is releasing me to build and create projects is a big deal. It’s also a big deal knowing that all of the other interns and I are going to wholeheartedly go at these projects with no real experience. With this in mind I think to myself, “Uh, how did this happen? Why me?”
This is my first time being in a studio and I am already auditioning artists to do an EP. Being that this is all new for me, it will reveal things I don’t know. I will be humbled in these areas, and I will have to admit that I don’t know everything. At times I may be seen falling on my face, while not knowing what I am doing.
Get Back Up and Repeat
Even through “the falling” I think I will discover that I will be able to get up again. The best part of this thus far has been experiencing Emily Hibard (Founded of Idle Tuesdays) holding her hand out to me, with words of confidence. Her words are ingrained in my mind, “You are smart enough.”
In the areas that I find myself lacking, her belief and confidence in me and our team helps me get back up, and continue wildly jumping all around. This will be a learning process of jumping and falling in the studio.
– Alyssa Lujan