Here I go! I’m not quite sure where I am going with this, but knew I had to start somewhere. My name is Theresa Heyer and I am a twenty four year old aspiring singer-songwriter who sometimes feels that the world is ending. I spend most of my time thinking and wondering, “Is this the right decision? Is this really want I want to be doing?” And the answer is YES!
There is nothing I love more then making music. My heart jumps and leaps and all that fun stuff when my song ideas come to life. So why am I saying all this?
Yeah, yeah, ok so you make music and you struggle, so what? That’s not the point I’m trying to make. What I’m trying to do is connect with others who are going through the same struggles as I am. I spend my weekends busting tables while my friends relax and get together due to the stressful demands of their 9-5 jobs. My friends, who are following their dreams which just so happens to fit into doing what everyone’s parents tell you you’re supposed to do, get up every morning and go to work. But what if you are one of the people who just can’t do this?
I try to fill my days as much as possible during the week, while working during the weekends and that happens to be my problem. I’m so worried I’m not doing enough during the week that I don’t take a moment to realize that I am not on the same schedule as everyone else. I use my days off during the week to make music, go to the studio, and take care of my mental and physical self.
It’s not wrong, nor does it mean I don’t work and I’m lazy. I am just on a different schedule. It’s ok to sleep in on Monday’s because I can’t sleep in on Saturdays and Sundays. It took me a while to come to this conclusion, but in doing so I feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulder. Constantly comparing myself to others can be quite exhausting.
At some point I have to allow myself to realize that is it ok to follow my passions, while everyone else also follows theirs. We are all on our own journeys and that’s what makes life rich, coming together and sharing our experiences. It is from this exchange that I feel I am continually learning and growing. These are the things that inspire me the most when it comes to writing music.
This brings me to a song that I’ve been working on for years called “Seasons Change.” Life is dynamic and we need those changes to prevent stagnation.
That’s why this Monday morning I allowed myself to sleep in. Waking up I felt refreshed and inspired ready to connect with others by starting this blog. And since it is a holiday, I hope you are all taking advantage of this opportunity to sleep in.