At any level of the music business there are ups and downs. You don't have to be a big star to have your emotions swing violently up and down. Rejection, internal band issues, great shows, cancelled shows, Praise and criticism are all part of the process. Sometimes in the face of all this it is difficult to put one foot in front of the other never-mind staying positive. But if you love it, and I do, there is really no other option. Zig Ziglar once said that if you are not motivated to do something just start doing it and the motivation will come. Sometimes that is all I can do. My wife and I have been blessed with some ability to make people smile with music. That blessing is enough to keep me going sometimes. Also remembering that I learned to play guitar in the first place so I could hear it whenever I wanted to reminds me that I love music and making music it is that simple.
A good friend of mine says this all the time, Music is Life, and she is so right. As long as I can remember there has been music in my life. I can't imagine life without Music. I can express myself through music, I can feel through other peoples music, I can experience life through music. Music is Life.