Hey there,

Life as a musician can be both exhilarating and exhausting. As the drummer of Tally Hall, I am constantly juggling between work and play. Finding the balance between these two aspects of my life has been quite a challenge, but one that I am determined to conquer.

When I'm on stage performing with the band, everything else fades away. The energy from the crowd fuels me, and for those few hours, nothing else matters. But once the show is over and reality sets in, it's back to balancing work commitments with personal time.

Being part of a successful band means having to deal with long hours in the studio recording new music or endless rehearsals perfecting our live performances. It's easy to get caught up in this whirlwind of activity and forget about taking care of myself outside of music.

But recently, I've come to realize how important it is to find moments for relaxation and self-care amidst all this chaos. Whether it's spending an afternoon at home watching movies or going for a hike in nature, these little breaks are essential for recharging my batteries.

I've also started incorporating mindfulness practices into my daily routine – meditation has become somewhat of a lifeline during particularly stressful times on tour or in the studio. Taking just ten minutes out of my day to focus on breathing helps clear my mind and center myself before diving back into work.

Of course, finding balance isn't always easy. There are days when deadlines loom large or creative blocks seem insurmountable – those are the times when staying grounded becomes even more crucial. It's about recognizing when enough is enough and allowing myself permission to step away from work without feeling guilty about it.

Ultimately, striking that delicate balance between work and play is an ongoing process – one that requires constant reassessment and adjustment as circumstances evolve. But through trial-and-error (and maybe a bit too much coffee), I'm slowly learning how best to navigate this precarious tightrope walk called life as Ross Federman - drummer extraordinaire by night; seeker-of-balance by day.

So here’s cheers! To finding harmony amidst chaos; may we all learn how best not only survive but thrive within its maelstrom.

Take care, Ross Federman