COME TO MY JAZZMAN LEAVING DO!

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As most of you know by now, I’m leaving Jazzman Records next week.

With that in mind, tomorrow night’s What Is Wrong With Groovin’? event will kind of be my leaving do as a permanent Jazzman worker.

It’s free entry all night and I will be DJing first and last, with Jazzman Gerald and Dom playing in between.

So come down and say hello if you can, would be great to see some familiar faces!

 

Saying goodbye to Jazzman Records with a heavy heart

It is with a very heavy heart that Im having to share that this time next week will be my last day at Jazzman Records

I found about the news more or less the same day I got back from Thailand, but I haven’t really been in a position to share it on the blog, at least not mentally, until now because I wasn’t sure how to approach it and what to say.

And if I’m honest, I still don’t really know what to say because it’s very difficult to cover 4½ years of feelings and thoughts in one blog post.

But I can tell you this much:

It has been an absolute pleasure working for and with Jazzman Gerald. He is one of the most knowledgeable and honest people I know and have worked for in the music industry, and I have a huge amount of respect for the way he carries out his business.

I do not regret a single second that I have spent working for Jazzman Records – I gave my job 110% of everything I had to give and in return I learnt so much about this industry as well as myself.

Not many people in this world get the chance to work with something that they really love and feel so passionate about – so I am eternally grateful for  the fact that I have been able to wake up every morning for almost 5 years and go to a job that I have loved with all my heart.

I’m not going to lie, we’re all pretty gutted that I can’t keep my role at the company, but I suppose even the best of things come to an end sometimes…

But despite these sad news I do have a very positive outlook on the future and I am convinced that this is life’s way of forcing me to go and experience and learn new things, set myself new challenges, and generally just making sure that I continue to grow as a person.

So don’t worry, this definitely isn’t goodbye forever as I will continue to do some Jazzman related things on the side including the bi-monthly events and hopefully the radio show on NTS as well, I just won’t be there on a full-time permanent basis.

Goals for 2015

A new year – a new set of goals!

Sharing my goals on the blog have become a bit of a tradition, although it seems that I keep aiming for more or less the same things… ;)

But what can I say? Change can be a slow and difficult process at times.

These were my goals in 2013 and 2014 – and I’m very pleased to say that I achieved more or less all my goals for 2014!

Some I will reuse for 2015 because Im not 100% satisfied with how they turned out last year, but there will be some new ones as well!

My goals for 2015

HEALTH:
– DRINK MORE WATER! (same as last year)
– Train for 3 half marathons with the aim of doing a sub 2 hour one in Amsterdam
– Do more weight training whilst I run
– Become better at stretching
– Take better care of myself (wash my face, moisturise & floss daily!)

LIFE:
– Explore London & the world more (same as last year)
– Make more time for friends and family
– Go out at least once a month to some event
– Try to waste less time on pointless things
– Listen to more music & radio (same as last year)

WORK:
– Work on expanding some of my own business ideas incl. the MIC
– Create better content for this blog including more music, food and fitness posts
– Become better at doing my own regular radio shows
– Try to DJ out more
– Try to develop Jazzman Records online presence further

And there you have it! Anything I missed? What are your goals for 2015?