I was talking to a friend last night (ironically) about how lonely it is being a musician/songwriter at times.
It can be.
It can be as lonely as you want it to be really. It seems that the higher you set your goals, the more time you need to be crunching through the work. I set them pretty high, and the majority of my time spent working is unrewarding. Creating a song, a career, is hard work. It’s competitive. Yet something keeps spurring me on.
As lonely as I feel sometimes, I don’t need much to keep me happy. The deep connection with close friends, the completion of a project to my exact specification, the floating of a tune into space to catch and to be what it wants to be. I feel ethereally rewarded. It’s only when I compare myself to earthy things or get lost in distraction.