It’s so easy to fall into the trap that we are the only one struggling. Everyone else is playing fast and well, getting the gigs, and making wonderful music while we’re not. This breeds an anxiety of not belonging with our peers.
But if there’s one thing that we share with our peers it is the tough times. Every musician is on the same journey and with it comes a couple of rough stretches and hazardous terrain.
The worse thing we can do is bottle up our emotions and hide them. Our narrative that we are alone will grow uncontrollably.
Sharing our fears and anxiety with other musicians won’t just be cathartic for ourselves. They too will realize that someone else is going through what they are going through. They too will realize that they are not alone.