Making do and making out....
This blog post is not about taking craps and "engaging" with members of the opposite sex. If that's what you came for, then stop now. You'll find none of that here.
This year has been filled with a lot of "awakenings". I moved to New York in December 2007 and I'm a completely different person than I was when I left Virginia. I thought I was comfortable with the old Quincy Ledbetter, but I've come to learn that I didn't really like the old version of me. This is most evident in my music.
If you would have met me in 2007 and told me that I'd be fronting an Alt-Rock band and have a rehearsal space in Brooklyn, I would've looked at you like you were crazy. There's no way I would've believed you if you told me that I would release an album with me actually singing on it. But, that's who I am now. My priorities have switched from placing beats with major labels, to performing festivals and just being able to do music full time.
I have a corporate job. I was called in to speak with one of the top executives in the Firm's reigon and he asked me where I see myself in 5 years. I know how to answer that question. I practiced my response to that question in college over and over again, and my canned response has gotten me almost every job that I've applied for. I didn't answer the way I usually do this time around. I said, "I can't answer that because the person I am today is the complete opposite of the person I thought I would be 5 years ago. If I met me 5 years ago, I wouldn't know who I was talking to. I'm only worried about me today. After all, who I am today will determine who I become in 5 years. Today I'm happy and today I have a good idea of who I want to become, but I can't speak on it because tomorrow I might change my mind."
So, recently I've learned the difference between knowing and believing. I've always known that I was talented and I've known that I could be something greater than what I was. I've always known who I could become. It wasn't until recently that I've actually believed it. Believing is much more powerful than knowing. Everyone knows.....very few people believe.
I'm not sure how everything I'm saying comes together, but I know it does somehow. What I'm saying may even be right for me and wrong for you. Just pretend that this all makes sense so that you don't feel like you've wasted your time reading this.