Finding your inner artist, day 16: About U-turns, detours and finally arriving where you need to be

Today’s quote:

I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be. ~ Douglas Adams

douglas adams inspired “Hitch hikers guide to the galaxy” H2G2 http://www.hughes-photography.eu (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

When I was a teenager, I just wanted to be a performing musician.

When I finally was a performing musician, I stopped enjoying it. This wasn’t down to the “musician-part” however – I still absolutely love music, singing, composing. It was down to the “performance-part”, and the industry connected to it. I just got this sense of: “This isn’t really me”, and I couldn’t shake it.
So I did something else – I decided to teach singing and coach artists. And I am glad I made that decision, despite being nervous about it first. My 16-year-old-self wouldn’t have been very impressed though…

Life is not linear. You don’t need to stick with something that feels wrong, even if you thought it was right at some point.

You’re not a failure because you found out it isn’t for you.

You need to have the courage though to end it if it makes you unhappy. It’s like an unhappy relationship – you can decide to stay in that relationship, and maybe have the comfort of “better the devil you know”, financial security, whatever. And stay there, always wondering what could (have) be(en).

Or you can end it, get back on your feet again (even if it takes time) and finally have (and do) something that feels right…

© Petra Raspel 2013

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