Tuning Out Depression: Radio Life

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There’s an old saying that if you love what you do you never work a day in your life. For a guy like me with few practical, real world skills and whose head is always in the clouds, winding up being a Creative/Copy Writer in radio is as close to being my ideal job as you can get. I’m a huge music nerd and I love writing so being able to pay the bills by being creative, being around music, and being surrounded by fellow weirdos is pretty mind blowing for me. Like any job it comes with its share of bullshit, but I honestly never dread coming into work on a Monday. As someone who deals with depression and anxiety, this is HUGE. Working in radio (or any other form of media) is a truly unique experience. I’ve worked at a grocery store, a call centre, a group insurance office, a bar, and an ad agency, and nothing compares to the vibe that exudes from working in radio. I wish the pay was a little better (who doesn’t?), but spending 37.5 hours of my life with people I would dodge a bullet for is pretty amazing. Radio attracts some seriously twisted, funny, broken, warped, and big hearted people. In other words, I’ve found my tribe. It’s a job where being a weirdo is a virtue, and I excel at being a weirdo!

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