Pursue With Blinders

It took me a really long time to realize that you can’t let the negativity of others keep you from achieving your aspirations. I spent my entire childhood like that, and I’m telling you that there is nothing more self destructive you can do than stay in environments that make you feel small and unworthy. I wish I’d figured that out sooner, but I’m glad that I did at some point. 
Through everything that I experienced as a child and all the hardships, I always found comfort in music. No matter what I was ever dealing with, music was never far away. It was my escape from all the horrors, and it still is. 
I remember being in a hospital when I was 15, hating my life, contemplating suicide, and eventually coming to the realization that I had to get out and get better so that I could keep making music. And I did. It took me another year before I left home, submerged myself in the music scene, and began pursing my dream with blinders. I’ve never felt better about it than I do now. 
I’m grateful for people like Aaron Saye who have believed in me from the beginning. I’m grateful for my band for making me feel appreciated. I’m thankful for our fans who make me feel worthy and understood.
I’ve been seeing all these posts from last year in my Facebook Memories about my first show as Sharone & The Wind, which was on July 22nd, and I can’t believe how much has happened since then. I feel so gifted by this band and all of the experiences its given me so far. No matter what happens from here, I’m confident that I’ve done well. And I’m confident that I’ve finally found a special group. 
I know it sounds cheesy, but don’t let anyone keep you from doing what you love. Don’t let anyone tell you that you aren’t good enough. There are people out there waiting to love you, appreciate you, and support you. You just have to stick it out through the rough patch and you’ll find them.

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