Perspective - we all have it. Sometimes all it takes is a little bit of time and change of position to see something so differently than before. Last week, I was battling with the idea of continuing to be a struggling artist. But WHY did I have to be struggling? In my mind, you aren't an artist if you aren't struggling. Fucked up as it may sounds, that makes the journey more deep or meaningful, right? Well, yes and no. My whole life I've never understood why my brain has always told me "you're not good enough" or " you don't deserve that". So, I've stayed in this stagnant little hole, accepting and expecting the bad, rather than attracting the good. I've seen amazing proof of that this last week, and it's made all the difference. I spent every day attracting and manifesting positivity into my life by paying attention to the things that I struggle with instead of just accepting and ignoring them. After a few days of contemplating my purpose in the music industry, having so many conversations with peers and friends, I began to get offers for music gigs that I wasn't getting for a while. One being a pretty big opportunity... I have a somewhat new friend who has been challenging my way of thinking and he told me something last night that has shifted my process of seeing reality. He said "A new spring will always come. So simple, so profound. If you can eventually come to have gratitude for your loss and gratitude for hard times and challenges and struggles and burdens, and begin to see it as a teacher, your miracles given to you, can be even greater. There is a larger thing happening in our lives than just that one low moment." He is absolutely right, definitely easier said than done when dealing with a habitual behavior but over time it will become a new habit. I still don't know if I want to continue doing music the way I have been for other people, but I am going to take the steps to figure that out in my own time. But for now, I'm claiming what I know I deserve, even if my brain tries to convince me I don't. It's a new week and I plan to do all that I can to work on my perspective shift. I don't expect to be perfect, but absolutely my best that I can.