Sometimes things in life are just weird, confusing and often the pressures to simply exist can be overwhelming. And then there are other times when life feels complete and solid, focussed, direct and full of love and positivity. Mostly I exist somewhere in the middle often - with a hard leaning to the dark side (depression has been my co-pilot for some time now).
I’ve learned to live with my OCD and depression. I have developed skills and tools to navigate through the rough waters and find a way back to the sunny beach so to speak. One of the main things in my life that brings me joy is music. Creation, planning, performing, recording… all of it. There are times when the darkness invades the music - stresses of competition, staying current, staying relevant, moving ahead while trying to not get older. But it all goes hand in hand. I have had an amazing time with music. Over 30 years of doing the thing I love most. I have been blessed to work with amazing people. Blessed to have found success in a very tough industry. And these days blessed to still be able to continue on my road.
Without all of you and your continued and ongoing support from the Watchmen through to my solo career, I say thanks. You have made this ride incredible. Celebrating last weeks Whiskey Wednesday Ten Year milestone really got me thinking about the good things.
Thanks so much