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Take the Time to Appreciate What You Have by Travis Bixby

The best advice I can give for any artist wanting to pursue a career independently is to take the time to appreciate what they have. I know that I am not where I want to be when it comes to being the best artist I can be, but I thank God every day that I am not where I used to be. I write and record songs for enjoyment out of the comfort of my home office. Sometimes I think we as artists forget why we do the things we do.

I could sit around wondering if I’ll ever be famous, or I can make the most out of what I have. I have my gear, I have a place to live, I have a computer to type these words to other artists looking to make it in the industry. I know I am not the most famous artist on the planet, and (at this moment) that is fine with me. If I never make it further than my bedroom office, or writing songs at least I can say I enjoyed it and made the most of it. I am a bi-polar songwriter, who has a past. I did drugs and tried to run away from my life. I am not here to have a pity party anymore. I am here to enjoy myself and make the most out of the life that God has given me. So, like I said. The best advice I can give to independent artists is to make the most of their time here on this earth. Have a wonderful day.

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2 Responses to “Take the Time to Appreciate What You Have by Travis Bixby”

  1. Kristen Graves says:

    Great attitude! No entitlement allowed, I say! Have a great day.

  2. Matt says:

    Nice posting.

    Reminds me of an 80’s movie quote “Be excellent to each other” “Party on Dudes”, or a little later “remember Bob, no fear, no envy, no meanness”.