It struck me this week that I have to get more serious about this singer/songwriter business, and to be quite honest, the thought terrifies me. I know that I love it. I know that, given the opportunity, I would do it all day, every day. I know that it makes me feel happy, and perhaps even more importantly, it makes me feel satisfied. It's just, I know that I have responsibilities beyond my own happiness, and the thought of not taking care of those responsibilities--like getting a steady job--leaves me feeling guilty and inadequate.
I imagine that the weight on my shoulders will always be there, but I cannot let it sink me into the ground. In any moment I can only do what I believe is the right thing to do. Despite the desperation, loneliness and anguish, the question must always be: What do I do now? And the answer must always be: The thing that will leave me with the fewest regrets.
Forward. Ever forward. Ever following the feeling of the correct path--even when there is no path.
Be strong. Be bold. (And be at Sabor y Cultura tomorrow, between 8pm and 11pm, for their open mic!)