Sunday, December 18, 2016

Three Times A Charm

Don’t hate me for this...

First of all, I’d like to say thank you. Just...thank you. Every comment, every time you watched one of my videos, every time you read one of my posts, every day that you’ve included me in your life. Thank you.

I originally created this blog with the intentions of doing what I loved. I think it’s fair to say that it has served that purpose. This blog has allowed me a space to share my thoughts and ideas, something I will never stop doing. It allowed me to grow up and discover the world and realize that we’re all kind of in the same boat and we just gotta work together to find land.

Now it comes time to say goodbye.

Again…

After careful consideration I’ve decided to scrap all of this and start again. Of course, it won’t be gone forever. This blog and youtube channel and all of the other accounts that go with them will remain up for your viewing pleasure.

Unfortunately, this is just going to be the last post you’ll see from Water Under The Bridge.

Now, for those of you who are wondering why, let me explain.

I’m just not proud of this. Being perfectly honest, I haven’t really been proud of the covers I’ve been putting out or even some of the posts I’ve written. I still feel held back by something and I apparently can’t get over it.

I’ve always wanted to be able to say “I have a YouTube channel, you should check it out and let me know what you think” to my friends. I’ve always wanted to be confident and comfortable with the content I’ve put online. That’s something I’ve never been able to do with Water Under The Bridge. Every time somebody mentions it I get embarrassed. I shouldn’t be embarrassed by something that takes up so much of my life.

Finally, I’m just not happy with the name Water Under The Bridge anymore. I’ve grown very distant from it. You see, when I named this, it was kind of a spur of the moment kind of thing. I didn’t spend much time thinking about it. I basically thought of this and used it because it seemed to fit my situation. What I’ve realized now it that it just doesn’t fit anymore. I don’t think I’ll ever truly block out the past. Although, I’m not really sure why I was trying to do that anyway. Our past is a part of us in the same way that our present and our future is a part of us. Knowing that now makes me feel very disconnected from the whole thing.

So now you’re probably wondering about my future.

I’ve decided to actually put some effort into music. That’s new for me, I’m not gonna lie. I’m a really impatient person so all of those covers I did on here were rushed and spur of the moment kind of things. And being perfectly honest, I don’t want to just do covers. I want to write songs. I want to release EP’s and singles and albums. So, I’ve created another blog and another YouTube channel where I’m going to post music. My music, along with the occasional cover if I feel like it. I’m really taking this seriously now guys.

So, if you are at all interested in my music, or reading more thoughtful posts like you’ve seen quite often on here, then feel free to check it out. My new blog and YouTube channel, Temporary Being, will be live on January 1, 2017. Until then, feel free to follow me on Instagram @temporarybeingofficial .

Again, thank you. All of you. You are the ones who have helped me so much these past (almost) two years. It means a lot that you’ve stuck around and supported me for so long. Maybe one day I’ll finally make up my mind and you won’t have to read anymore of these crappy “goodbye” posts.

Thanks for everything,

J