by G-U on 02/18/15
Life's a trip, homes. I don't know a better way to start this off than with that statement. Ever since I heard that phrase, it stuck with me. I must have been 12 or 13 when I first heard it(from where, I have no idea) but it intrigued me. What did it really mean? Why was it a trip?
It took me getting older and actually "growing up" to fully understand what it meant. See, you can have the greatest plans in the entire world, down to the tee...and then Life will throw you a curve ball you NEVER expected. Then you have to call an audible(of course it's a football analogy) and figure out how you'll react to this unexpected hurdle. And in that instance, you might learn something new about yourself. A new way to take Life's punches and keep going with the same goal in mind you had in the beginning. And who knows? It might make you rethink your original goal and take you somewhere else...where you're supposed to be. That's where the "trip" comes to play.
I've been making music for about 11 years now, and I've always been fixated on that as my main passion. I've felt this is what I was born to do, to share my thoughts and stories to help inspire other individuals. To show them a better way. To let them know Dreams DO come true. But it doesn't come without risk and sacrifice.
Like I said, it's been 11 years since I've been on this pursuit. I've lost friends, girlfriends and job opportunities that could have turned into a financially successful career. But I've always stayed focused on this dream. This is what I know. What I LOVE. I took the risks to get where I'm at now and I know to get "big", I have to take even bigger risks.
Will it pay off? Will the sacrifices be worth it? Who really knows? All I know is I don't want to be that 80 something year old grandpa telling my grandchildren "I could have been something great but I never tried." Naw, fuck that. That's not the role model I want to be to my future kids, grandchildren and to the kids now. I want to be able to say I at least tried. Because this Life makes it too easy to quit. And quitting is for suckers.
Life's a trip, homes.