Blog 7-2023: Look back, it’s a nice view. Now keep climbing.

Sometimes I get too focussed on getting better and trying to push things further, that I forget to be grateful and realise just how far I’ve come. In 2021 (during the lockdowns), I shared my first video as a solo singer-songwriter. Since then, I’ve had:

41K+ FB followers
1M+ views
1K+ Spotify monthly listeners
90K+ Spotify streams
59 CDs sold
39 gigs booked

These aren’t crazy numbers in the grand scheme of things, but for someone like me who does everything on my own and in my spare time, I think it’s pretty significant and I should be a lot more grateful than I am sometimes.

It’s been a great journey so far. Like a video game, each level gets harder. But I will try my best to keep moving forward while having fun and being grateful. I must remember that it’s not all about numbers. It’s about making music, and having a positive impact. Sometimes less is more.

Thanks to all of you who believed in me more than I believed in myself. After everything I’ve been through, I am pleased to say that I no longer think I am shit, and have a newfound confidence in my musical abilities. I will keep doing this music thing for as long as I am able.