Why pausing your artistic calling might not be such a bad idea

Katie Bailey explores what it means to follow your creative passions in later years.
An older woman with grey hair and glasses sits at a piano.

As a boy, Terry loved music and taught himself trombone, guitar and the tuba. Right through school and university he played in the evenings in jazz groups, musical theatre and marching bands. He started work as an accountant in his early 20s, but his wide social circle in the music world meant he was still out playing gigs every evening.

Even as his blossoming career began to take him around the world, he still found opportunities to indulge his passion. However, as time went on and his career took over, finding time for music became harder and harder. In the end, it petered out completely.

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