"Start Where You Are."
I saw this quote somewhere not too long ago, and it instantly resonated with me. "Start where you are...." It kind of reminded me of the Chinese proverb that says "the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step." It's so true for me. Often times when a goal has seemed too lofty, I would drag my feet for the fear of being overwhelmed. I would always say, "I'll do it when I have a team. I'll do that thing when this thing happens. This would have already happened if so and so did what they said they would for me." It's like I was waiting for this perfect puzzle to fall together. Well guess what - it isn't going to, and that's okay. So one of my mottos for 2016 is to start where I am with what I have NOW. This applies to more aspects of life than just music. We can't have what we want or be who we want unless we work on it today....and all we have to do is START.
That being said, I am super excited to say that today I am STARTING production on a new record. I don't know many details and maybe some of the songs haven't even been born yet, but all I know is that I am at the starting line, and that's already a win. Sometimes you just gotta show up and start where you are.