I’ve been doing a lot of thinking. I’ve been stressed and having a whole roller coaster ride of feelings. I’ve been very busy, which is good, but with that comes more of everything else. I’ve gone through creative droughts, times that seemed hopeless, and feeling like I’m on top of the world. Feelings can come and go, and I’ve had to pull through many of those feelings. I must always remember to come back to why I am doing what I’m doing…and what exactly am I doing?
Am I just playing music and following a “dream”? Am I just playing shows to make money? No…I believe that people with a passion for something can change their lives and change the world. That is the core of what I’m doing. I just happen to be using music to do that. I saw my life as a dead end road with me sitting at the end of that road for many years. I didn’t want to sit there and wait out my time. I have a passion for people, for being creative, to see other people being creative. When I start getting bummed or down and out, I must go back to the beginning and remember why I’m doing this.
I truly believe that anybody with a passion for something can change their life and ultimately change the world. Passion alone won’t make it happen, but it gives you the drive to make it happen. When you have a passion for something, you learn, you grow, and you do what it takes to make it work.
I must admit, my biggest struggle is waiting for things to happen. Then I remember that about six years ago, I was just sitting there at the end of a dead end road. It took me a couple years just to get back to the main highway and figure out what direction to go.
From my own experience, I think it’s important to constantly remember the reason for your path. Remember the passion that you started with and don’t lose it. Maybe it’s your family, or drawing, or building, or your own business that you have worked so hard to grow. If you are like me, life can get you bogged down and distract you from your goals. Don’t forget the passion and the reason you started.
I don’t play music and write songs to be rich and famous. I play music and write songs because I have a passion to see people come together, to be creative. I have a passion for music, for sharing ideas and thoughts, and I believe I can change the world. Maybe I’m crazy, but I think it takes a little crazy to keep going.
What is your passion?
Thanks for reading,