Just Do It
About two years ago, I quit my job and moved from Dallas to Austin (without a car), and while in Austin I stayed with a friend. I told that friend I was there to get my music out to the world. He was like “Cool! I’ll help you in any way I can”. He helped me rent out room in his spot and it was on!
Over the months he saw me struggle and he wondered why I wasn’t doing what I said I was going to do. I would tell him that since I didn’t have a car I couldn’t get to places where they’d let me play. I couldn’t take my heavy keyboard on the bus because it might get stolen so…that was that. I would take different jobs to try to save up for a car to fund living there (which was pretty cheap).
After so many months he finally looked at in frustration and said, “you want to do music, just do it! You’re putting all these excuses in front of what you want to do”. It was a hard pill to swallow, but he was right. I was putting mad excuses up as a way to avoid the fear I was feeling of putting myself out there.
Right after he said that I was like…”Damn…thanks man. It’s cool to have a mirror…friends around you that will call you on your bullshit”. He then went on to get mad disrespectful which, in turn caused me to stop him and say …”that’s enough yo”.
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