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Amanda

Hello, I am not in the music field but I still don't know what i want to be when i grow up and am 31 years old. In fact my plan is to leave a pretty good job soon and work on a farm? Why because of the same reason you want to pursue your music career. You love it, have a passion for it and see a purpose in it. I would suggest trying to remember something that took me a long time to actually realize. And I guess i'll phrase it as a question for you to ponder. Who's life are you living? As hard as it is you don't need to live your life for ANYONE ELSE. I know because I used to think i needed to please my parents and those around me as well. But if you're parents, friends are like mine, they will say that all they really want is for you to be happy. And the ONLY WAY you'll be happy is by following YOUR dreams. Following YOUR gut and YOUR Heart to do what it is YOU truly WANT to do. Please don't take this as yelling, or criticizing. It just upsets me to see so many people living in fear doing what other people believe is in their best interest, or for money and security. Well, money doesn't bring happiness. Following your passion does. And i would say that you will ALWAYS be confronted with people who will doubt you. I suggest taking a different approach to those that doubt. Perhaps ask them if they're happy doing what they're doing, or don't ask them anything and use their doubt to propel yourself even further, to give you the inner strength and knowledge that says I CAN do this and I WILL do this. and should i decide I no longer wish to pursue this, it will be because I SAID SO. Not anyone else. So as hard as it is, you'll need to push through the fear of other peoples opinions of you, and they will criticize, and maybe even make you cry. Well some people aren't worth it to be around. Surround yourself with those who lift you up, not tear you down. And follow your heart and your inner voice and do what makes YOU happy. I hope this didn't come across as a lecture, and hope it helps. Good luck with everything.

Answered 8 months ago

Amanda