Hello from the UK!
I came to London a few months ago to make some music.
I like to travel because new environments and cultures challenge me. I see myself more clearly when I am pushed outside of my comfort zone and forced to be alone with my ghosts. For the record, I think Toronto is culturally diverse, with an amazing musical landscape. I think it’s also more creatively subversive than it usually gets credit for. But change is essential for growth, and so here I am.
I’m thinking a lot about what I’ve learned and how to move forward from here- especially since I’m coming back to Canada at the end of the month.
I know that I want to make music. Regardless of circumstance, I know that this is what I love to do more than anything. There are a lot of mountains I could choose to climb, but I know that this is what I want to do. So that’s a start- I have my mountain.
I constantly fight self-defeat, idealism, impatience, ego, and insecurity while climbing my mountain. But this is the important part- I fight them! I choose to learn from my battles and keep climbing.
This time away has been huge for me creatively; I know more about what I want to create and how I want to create it. I’m thinking through some discoveries I’ve made while I’m here, and I want to share them with you. Maybe it will help you, because you have your own mountain. Maybe it will help me more, because I am less alone on my journey when it is shared with you.
Anyway, I’ll post my first thing I learned tomorrow. See you then.