09 May: Sabbatical: Moving Beyond Labels

When I first realized I was meant to take a sabbatical from my music career, it was a major identity shake-up. I was initially filled with fear of letting go of what i had built with my music career. Thoughts like “I will lose my momentum” or “I won’t be relevant” ran through my mind like an irritating virus that was gobbling up all of the space of thought. Then, as days passed, a measure of relief began to sweep over me, as i began to challenge the thought of who think I am and who i had allowed myself to become, a thought form of “I am a musician”.