When I was younger I always wanted to be somebody big. Someone known for doing something (specifically, something important, but I’d take what I could get). I wanted to be a musician, or an artist, that made and did great things. Well, now I am, and I’ve relearned some interesting things.
This month is Inktober (where you draw something once a day in ink), and I’ve gotten a lot of views and a lot of great feedback. I’m sick of it. All I ever hear from people is how great my art is, and it’s nice, but I don’t always see it that way. Sometimes I’m not crazy about what I come up with, and it’s just annoying to get good feedback.
It’s the same with my music. I’ve never gotten bad feedback from my music. And, while it’s nice to hear that people like it, it would be cool to know what else. Did it inspire you? Did it mean anything to you? I’m also not crazy about the attention. I think I would like playing for people a lot more if I didn’t get so much.
The point, here, is that it’s not always what it’s cracked up to be. I thought once I had these things I’d mean something, but I learned that’s not the case. What we do doesn’t define us, it’s WHO WE ARE. I’ve heard this so many times in my life, and was convinced I knew it already, but sometimes we need reminders of what truly matters.