You should do a now page too – check out this page for info on this.
What I’m doing right now:
As I write this, I’m designing a set of my tunes mixed with some originals from members of a band I’ll be playing with October 26. I’m VERY excited about this opportunity to build a show that really moves and connects!
In general there’s that – the revival of me as a live performer, working with more other people, and there’s a free digital album “experience” that I’m working on the final bits of (videos, stories, etc). I’m really excited about that because of the potential for making some real fans and connections, and because I’ve learned so much about advertising and marketing that I actually feel empowered to reach people that will resonate. I no longer think advertising and marketing are evils. I do think it’s pretty easy to lose yourself and become a semblance of evil – so I get concerned about that. But I’m still excited. Oh – http://aarontrumm.com/myriad-man is the place to sign up to get that when it’s ready.
The other major thing I’m doing is looking to build at least one, but probably two new businesses that can fund what I’m doing and what I and my partner (Sandra) want to do in life better than the very part time, $14/hr online gig I’m using to keep myself afloat (with much help from family) right now. One of those businesses focuses on managing social media and web campaigns for people (mostly using Facebook ads). It’s so new that I’m offering up a free month to kick the tires on my process and gather some testimonials. That’s called PollyAnna Marketing – because I’m down for being overly optimistic. http://www.pollyannamarketing.com.
And, since my real dream was always to be an athlete, I train. Ice hockey is my sport, followed closely by martial arts, of which I don’t practice a lot outside of Chi Kung right now. I’m just getting back on the ice after an excruciating sciatic nerve pinch/back injury which kept me on the bench for over 3 months.
Things are exciting right now, although there’s further east to travel. I’ve been slowly removing dumb, inefficient shit from my day to day – like so much email. I check twice a day now instead of all day. Hopefully I’ll get down to one a day, and then perhaps in the longer run, once a week. It’s more of an addiction than I thought though. Any silent space in the day, even just a 5 second download, and I tend to open up gmail and facebook. I’d rather be present.
Ok – thanks!
Updated July 16, 2018