Friday, September 11, 2009

Following Your Dreams

I've come to the bleak realisation that sometimes following your dreams can destroy them (sometimes). I went to music school with the grand idea that I would become a professional musician, but in reality all that it's done is drain my passion for music, and make me not enjoy jazz as much as I used to. Luckily though, I've been playing some other music lately and I've really enjoyed it, but I don't dream about becoming a full time professional musician any more.
If it happens, great... But I'm not counting on it, and I have plans to do a post grad diploma in something else and hopefully getting a job in that field afterwards.

Don't let me crap on your dreams though, if you really want to fulfil your dreams and 'live the life' you've always envisaged, go for it. It just hasn't happened the way I wanted for me...


  1. Welcome to the club! How do you think all your teachers ended up being teachers? Dreams sometimes have to change. I've coming to the realisation that plans are so totally over-rated because you so often end up disappointed when they don't turn out the exact way you imagined. Grand ideas are all well and good, but sometimes it really is the little things in life that we have to be grateful for. Kia kaha kid.

  2. Thanks for the comment. I'm not quite sure what I plan on doing in the next few years, I'll try stick out my degree though, at least then i'll have something to show for the 3 years and thousands of dollars invested into it.