I'm engulfed in so much teenage angst lately it's ridonculous.
One day getting on the shows we want will be effortless. One day we won't be competing with artists who can pay their airfare, pay their hotel, and pay the event. There's a difference between investing in your career and letting people take advantage of you. As unfortunate as it is, this industry isn't defined by talent anymore. It's who knows who, who they can take advantage of easily, and who has money.
One day all of this will be easier. One day I'll travel around the world and go camping. I'll relax and look at the stars. For now, it's me and my pen. It's me and Matt. It's me and my friends. It's me and the fans that support me, striving and hurting to make our way to that end goal. I'll get there; we'll get there. Maybe in a couple months, maybe in a couple years, maybe in a decade, but I'm going to keep at this till I'm there. No matter who is beside me, no matter who supports me, no matter who doesn't believe in me, no matter who leaves, I'm going to push on.
When I get there it'll be because I worked hard to get there. When I get there, I'll be singing MY music. When I get there, god willing, I'll be spreading love and hope; singing people the stories in their lives that they didn't understand.