An anonymous reality on a truth about life…
“Hmm… well this is my first time actually blogging so here it goes and hopefully I’ll have something left to talk about next time … My first topic of choice is “how my life affects my music.” This is a bold statement coming from an aspiring entertainer/songwriter. I do my absolute best to write about things that are true life events and positive things, but honestly over the years my songs have become more convoluted and way too overthought. Yes, I know rhyme scheme and rhyme structure and what goes along with it. I know internal and external rhyme and these poetry methods are the things that inspired me to become a writer. I always joke and tell beginner songwriters that I wish I could erase everything I knew and steal their creativity lol. I don’t know a songwriter who would disagree with me and tell me they wouldn’t go back to when they first started writing. There is just something about the noviceness of it all, that you yearn to regain once you get a few years under your belt.
You, as a reader, don’t know me at all, but if you listen to whatever is on my playlist on a random Wednesday, you can openly see what type of mood I’m in. Yes, I have different playlists for different feelings or moods that I’m currently experiencing. They’re broad playlists but nevertheless, it’s a noticeable difference in genre, tempo, melody, and lyrics.
Honestly, everything here lately has been sad and slow, but I’m ok with the phase I’m in. I know there is always going to be a light at the end of the tunnel, and what I pull from the dark and down times of my life are just as important as pulling thoughts and ideas from the most positive times of my life. I’m human… there are some days that I think more about death more than I do about life and then vice versa. It’s so transparent in the songs that I write. Honestly… how can you write a positive song when you are feeling down and out and feel like no one in the world cares. The best way to cope for me is to write about it, not to talk about it. I’m nonconfrontational… to a point. Which is why I like writing things down (hence the blog) lol. My motto for overcoming adversity is “it’ll all be over soon.” Adversity isn’t something you wanna go through, But it doesn’t last forever. You may go through a struggle while in school or a particular situation in life and think it will never end. Guess what… time actually ticks the same for everyone contrary to popular belief. If you’ve got something on your chest… GET IT OUT! Don’t hold it inside. For me… my release is music and the way words fit together to create poetry and song, and is one of the coolest things I’ve ever been able to be apart of.
Find your niche, no matter what it is.
I leave with this: Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today… is a gift. That’s why we call it the present.”
Thanks for sharing anonymous. We appreciate and respect your truth and vulnerability.