For me a lot if it was driven by the fact that I’ve moved around a lot. I used to live in California where I had a partner and a very fulfilling social life. Then I moved to Australia three years ago and that was really challenging. I guess one thing that really helped with that move was that I had music. I played music and that’s how I kind of built up my life again.
The change was going from the absolute security of having all the comfort, the people who I loved and cared about. To moving to a big city and not knowing anyone. I’d play music on the street and when other people were busking I would join them and from that I’ve managed to make a really good group of friends again here.
All of this gave me a renewed confidence in my ability to be social and meet people. But it also made me realize that you can’t take anything for granted, like having a solid support network, beautiful friends and people that know your story. All of this taught me that I want to settle in one place for a while and establish some roots, maybe that’s my main shift in thinking.
Before I always thought that I wanted to keep moving forever, to keep travelling. I still kind of want to do that but I also want to have a home to come back to.
My seed for change? I feel like I’m still learning, so my advice wouldn’t be coming from a place of having been successful all the time, but my genuine advice is: Don’t compromise who you are, have an open mind when you move to a new places but also maintain a real sense of identity because your innate sense of who you are, of what you do and don’t like, that will be your guide.