Sometimes All You Can Do Is Hate...
I bet some of you guys are wondering what's up with the title of this post. Well first of all it's lyrics to a song that is called "I Hate" by Passenger. The song basically talks about the things in life you can't help but hate. There are some things you can't change, especially in this crazy world. Being a singer/songwriter isn't always easy. Most people just see the good side of what I do, but they never see some of the bad stuff. For example, I have to do school just like every other kid. I'm home schooled but that doesn't mean the work is any easier. One thing I absolutely hate is Geometry. The way I see it is I already know what I'm going to do with my life and it has nothing to do with that dreadful stuff. I still have to learn it though so I can go to college to learn stuff I'm actually going to use in what I want to do.
Another example is, I've had to put up with people in the music business that give out empty promises. That has happened several times with me. I will say I have never been one to get my hopes up no matter how promising something might look, but there is always a part of me that has a tiny bit of hope. There are a lot of liars in this business, but luckily I'm working with some amazing people now. I have had my fair share of let downs though.
Sometimes I hate the fact that it takes so long to get noticed. Getting people to listen to my music isn't always easy. Some of the most amazing artist have had to wait years just to get discovered. I have to remind myself that when I feel like it's never going to happen.
The point of all this is to show you guys what I do isn't always great. No, this was not meant to depress you haha. Music is what I love though, and I put up with all the bad 'cause I can't change it. In life we will all have amazing things that happen to us and we always need to stay positive, but sometimes it's okay to acknowledge the things we hate. Never forget to be thankful for what you have though. So I'm going to leave you guys with one of my favorite lines from the song,
"I laugh and I live and I have love to give, but sometimes all you can do is hate." -Passenger
This is me and my best friend meeting Passenger at the Ed Sheeran concert. He's a really nice guy. Definitely someone I look up to. (left to right, Me, Mike Passenger, and Abbey)