...I'd launched myself into music without a clue. No contacts, no training, no savings, literally not even a tenner, and I'd maxed out my credit card on good quality equipment. I closed my business. It wasn't music. I had had an insight you see; you don't need any training, or any qualifications. You don't need anything at all except the path under your feet and love in your heart. Is that too cheesy? Probably. It's also true.
I took to the streets and sang. And guess what happened? You. That's right. You gave me a bit of money. A coin, a smile, a little thumbs up. It wasn't much, but it kept me alive. I didn't always have enough for more than two meals in a day, but I clearly perceived that this was the most efficient way to turn around and pursue my love... of music. From having run a business before, I knew that the early days are the slowest, and that instead of looking at where things are now, I had to keep the future in my mind's eye.
Today I am celebrating because for the last three months my business has been solvent. It's quite something, watching the seeds I planted bear fruit. I knew they would grow, but it's still somehow surprising to be able to rely on it.
Last year all my ambitions were fulfilled. The moment I had no fear in my heart around music was the moment all my goals were completed. And now? Well, now it's playtime! Let the good times roll on!