Carving My Own Path: why I dropped out of music school
Yes, you read that right- I dropped out of music school.
At first, I was terrified and anxious. What was I going to do with myself? The weight of disappointment crushed me like a ton of bricks. I was embarrassed....angry.
Why did this happen?
I did not willingly pull myself from the music program(and no I did not fail out), but there were things that just didn’t line up the way I needed them to. The financial burden became too much, and so after exhausting every resource I could, I walked away.
But I didn’t walk away from music, and I most certainly did not walk away from success. I just knew that I had to go about it differently than everybody else.
I had to carve my own path.
People always told me that to be successful, you have to go to school, get a couple degrees and find a good job. Now, I think all those things are good and fine, but not everyone has that opportunity, and nobody tells us that you can be just as successful without all that.
So what now?
I can’t see the future, I don’t know what exactly lies ahead, but I do know that my success lies in my own hands, and I will continue to learn, grow, and develop my craft.
Because of things that were beyond my control, I dropped out of music school. But because of things that were beyond my control, I now realize that my music, my creativity cannot be controlled.
You can either walk in someone else’s shoes, or you can make your own, and I’ve decided to make my own.