As I sit here in my car during my lunch break I’m mildly intrigued at the fact that I’m now a twenty something man bordering on thirty. Oh, where has the time gone? In fact what happened to the past ten years. In hindsight time seems to move rather fast.
It’s only when I assess my challenges, milestones and accomplishments that I realise just how much I’ve experienced over the past ten years. Through the 2010s I managed to graduate from University with a degree in Creative Music Production, start and complete the first part of my MA in Music, and release two EPs as well as my debut album, albeit to a rather non-existent reception. I also met my soulmate, made and lost many friends, many times over. And perhaps one of the most unexpected moments for me was losing a very dear cousin whom I lived with during childhood to a very aggressive cancer.
On a different note I also started two blogs and a record label through which I released the aforementioned projects. I attempted a couple of Independent Label Market events. Me and my partner also bought our very first car, as well as moving into our first flat together. One of the best things to come out of the last decade for me, aside from meeting my amazing woman, is that I got to travel the world with her.
In a nutshell the point I’m trying to make is that remember to count your blessings as we’re not promised tomorrow in way, shape or form. The other thing that I’ve learned in my very short yet eventful twenty something years of life is that as important as it is to learn from the past and think about tomorrow, do not forget that now is all we’re ever going to experience at any point in time.