Journal Entry #526
August 8th, 2011
Every day you are alive brings you one step closer to the grave. It is an inevitable fact of life that many of us just take for granted. Are you just waiting to die, do you grab each moment you are alive and make the best of it or do you let others drag you down?
Personally I cherish every moment.
I have always been a dreamer and what I call a deep thinker. I rarely follow the norm or the flow because it just isn’t the way I see or want to enjoy life. I have chosen wisely in a mate and my kids have lead a journey of their own grabbing on to life.
Let me offer you an example;
I have been playing music since I was very young inspired initially and to this day by my brother who is an amazing musician. I am at the stage in my life where by societies standards which I have been told many times that I should have given up on the dream long ago but that would be like dying for me as music is one of the ways I express myself. I feel I am just coming into my prime as a musician and I am writing better songs than I ever have. So I just do it. I have a very talented son on guitar and other instruments who is willing to share in my dreams which to me is a dream in itself. I have another son who is well on his way to becoming a talented musician as well.
Now I am inspired by my kids.
Maybe they think I am too old or have their reservations about what we are doing musically but they support me without ever saying this. In the last 2 weeks we shot the raw video footage for 4 music videos from our upcoming album “SANDBOX JUNKIES” and my family and friends supported me in my vision without once ever telling me I could never do it. We found a way to do everything using our imagination and creativity on no budget and I mean no budget.
Will our music be heard around the world, I don’t know but I do know I will have a body of work ready and waiting for those that are interested in listening and that is what counts. This body of work is up to professional standards and I am proud to share it with the world. I put my all into a project when I decide to do it and do not take the Mickey Mouse approach.
I am not waiting for life to pass me by and this is the point. I am not sitting here whining and complaining but contributing to what I see as the solutions.
What are you doing? Is each day a dreadful experience for you? Do you hate getting up in the morning and facing the day? Sure we all have down days, sometimes more than one but life always marches on and so must you.
When I say life passing you by it means grabbing each moment the best you can so that your memories are worth remembering and you do not dread them.