Amy Mantis


Posts tagged twentysomething
Widening Limits

As you can see, I changed my tumblr theme to show dates.  Yay! 

I wrote an essay earlier this year where I talked about human beings having unlimited potential.  I firmly believe in that.  Yet, for a while, it seemed as if I didn't believe in it for myself.  I was so concerned about having a successful band that I forgot to look beyond my nose sometimes.  Fast forward to now, and my horizons have expanded ten-fold.  I'm doing things I never thought I'd do and I'm seeking things out that I never thought I would.

I can't tell you why I felt the need to - actually, I can.  Despite the fact that being a musician is a very unsure road, I felt safe as a guitarist and songwriter.  That's what I've done since I was 13.  So why wouldn't I keep doing it?  I love it.  And I still do and I'm still doing it, but I've branched out.  It's been scary sometimes, but I haven't been deterred by not being an instant success at..well, at anything I've attempted in the past year.  From singing to sailing to jumping into politics to anything.  So what if I'm not great yet? I'll get there.  It might take me years for me to get there, but I'll get there.  Where is there?  I'm not sure yet.  I'll let you know when I do.

So just because you're a musician or a banker or a salesman doesn't mean that's all you are.  Oh no.  You are so much more than that.