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Music and life

So my music is coming along quite nicely, as it took a while to get to this place. I have even started to record my own voice on some of the songs which is a big improvement for me as I was always quite shy about how I sounded. But yea I feel I have progressed quite nicely, and have gotten to a point where I am less shy about it. One thing I can't stand is people who think you either have a voice or you don't. I totally disagree, I mean I think some people have an easier time with it then others but I believe with a little bit of development then anyone can become a good singer. Look doctors go to school for 10 years before their practice what make you think singing is any different. Things in life take time to develop, so take the time and give yourself patience. I will be the first to admit that I am nowhere near where I want to be vocally but I feel as if the time will come and that I just have to wait on it. But I have proven to myself that I can accomplish anything. I was once a very bad drummer and now I can hold my own on recordings, I once could not even finger a chord and now I can write pretty catchy songs that are on time and sound good. The point is that everything I thought I couldn't do I have done and become proficient at it. So if it's what you really want to do I am hear to tell you to reach out for it. You will either attain it or not and you will be no better or worse for trying, but I can guarantee that in the process of your journey you will do a little bit of self discovery.

So for me its going good right now. My wife is healthy and so am I and I really have no complaints, not even about the cold winter north. I have learnt to take things in stride and patiently wait for the prize at the end of the road and I feel it is finally paying off (metaphorically speaking, since I have spent alot of money in music and not made a cent). Music is a great thing to share and experience together, it brings people joy and that is something worthwhile to pursue. So I tell you to follow your passion and believe in yourself, you never know what tomorrow will bring, so you mine as well keep your head up. My schooling is finally coming to an end and in another 2.5 months I will be done. This is an exciting time for me because after it's all said an done I will have a good job and will be able to follow my musical ambitions closer. I cant wait to dedicate more time to music in the near future, since when I am doing it I feel life and I also feel that it is my calling in this life. But before I had no musical ability whatsoever and everything I have now I worked towards. So don't let your lack of talent stop you from trying and keep pushing on because it is worth it and so are you.

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GemstonePink wrote on February 23, 2015, 6:07 PM

I also believe that one can hone a talent into something wonderful. So glad you are sticking with your music.

GoodSamaritin wrote on February 23, 2015, 9:36 PM

I will never understand why people feel the need to 'make fun of' or discourage another's efforts, but I guess it i just easier to laugh at someone then to focus in on your own life and make change happen. But I think all of the insults and disbelief helped strengthen me to become who I am and so I am grateful for them on. The biggest pessimist I have to deal with is myself and I figure if I can get over myself it will matter very little what those other guys think. But I am a work in progress!

GoodSamaritin wrote on February 23, 2015, 10:48 PM

yes we go in phases. what was important to me before is of little importance now. The worry I had before is now no more. It's kind of cool to witness it first hand. It almost comes in 5 year spurts like every 5 years your way of thinking has completely rearranged. And I am thinking that this is a good thing!

cheri wrote on February 24, 2015, 5:32 PM

I love music but I have never learned to play any musical instruments. I just love to have it in my background

arthurchappell wrote on February 24, 2015, 6:57 PM

Sounds like you have done really well good luck with your music

GoodSamaritin wrote on February 25, 2015, 10:32 PM

Well you 2 can learn to play. I basically taught myself and I am proud of how far I have come. Music has been a great thing in my life. It has given me focus and passion. I feel we all need that direction in life or else we will wander off and get up to no good.