Ever since I was 13, I have had dreams of being a famous singer/songwriter. I wanted to perform across the globe and make a living in the music business. I have written many different lyrics over the years, worked with someone to help me put music to the words, and even had some submitted to a publishing company, only to be rejected. They said my lyrics weren’t mainstream for their liking. I didn’t let that stop me from doing what I had set out to do. The engine that has driven me over the years to chase after that dream died a few years ago.
Things in my life have shifted and priorities are different now. I don’t have the drive and passion for pursing some sort of career in the music industry. Lyrics no longer flow freely from my fingertips, I haven’t actually sang in almost a year, and I just don’t have the passion for it anymore. Sure, I like to create songs on a music program on my computer, but that’s a bit different. You can’t create a masterpiece of you don’t have the passion for it.
I have focused more of my attention on writing short stories and writing a couple of books. That is where my passion lies now. It’s a better fit for me and I enjoy it more. I’ll still do a few things around music, but not as much as I have in the past. Sometimes you have to set one of your dreams free. I’m letting go of a music career dream so I can pursue the one where my passion truly lies…writing stories.