I don't hate my life, I love it quite well.
I took those chances and opportunities that greatly pushed me and moved my life in the right direction. I prepared myself pretty well, learn a great deal at college (Learning a lot still!). Had my share of bad experiences, got over them quite quickly, moved on with life.
One of the high points in life for me are the new people I've met, whom I found to be really cool people that I respect, especially students from the music dept at the college I attend. I mean, they are all eager students, some willing to play any of my arrangements and compositions. They all really just want to have fun with music and teach/perform/and make it in life. I kind of have a place in my heart watching these guys and gals grow as musicians, teachers, whatever, and having fun doing it. That's kind of why I want to start a small music group that works with video game music that we can all agree on and hopefully watch it grow.
I was flabbergasted to see how many of them like soundtrack/game music. One violinist I met in the hall was a prime example. I had no idea who the student was, but I caught wind that they were a new student. I like greeting new students and letting them know if they ever need help with anything, myself and the other students are always here. I'm getting off topic with what I was going, but I digress. I found out while speaking with the student that they are a fair gamer who Loves RPGs and soundtrack music. Shocked me good. I randomly bring up games with students because that's usually what brings a lot of us together now. Actually, I found out the student beat Shadow of The Colossus recently, which was awesome, and on the same boat to buy a PS3 solely for the TRICO project. Already cool. Even better news, the student is a violinist and vocalist. I always have troubles finding a violinist, especially a good one!
I don't know, but I think one of the major highlights of my life is meeting new people you know your going to see often and talk to them. Once you find that topic that clicks, everything is smooth sailing in talking there.
With that said, I literally watch over the students like they are my children. Haha. I just don't feel a peace of I see new students walking around in the music dept shocked/nervous/confused. I got that big brother/dad thing going and want to help out. Always have, always will.
I care about all the musicians a lot, I want to see them succeed in life and want to help them if they need any. I don't know, I think times like this makes my life the best it can ever be. That's why I push myself a little harder, so I can actually be of use to some of these students.
I want to say I stirred off-topic, but I was just giving you the other side and tell you why I love my life. It's definitely seeing these students grow as performers, teachers, composers, ect., and and succeed.
Started off as 2 lines, turned into this? Eh, spoke my mind.