10 Life Lessons Learned From Being a Rock Star | Susanna Sung

February 18, 2015 1:15 PM

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10 Life Lessons Learned From Being a Rock Star | Susanna Sung

After a lifetime of wanting to play the drums, I started playing less than a year ago. Fourteen weeks ago, I joined a rock band. We had our first gig this past weekend. I had been terrified and nervous and scared the entire time; in other words, a real joy to be around. I am remarkably not musically inclined, can't keep a beat, and have a wonderful case of stage fright. I pushed through it all, and threw myself into learning the songs as best I could. I have grown so much both as a person, and as a musician. I've discovered making music is very much like life.

1. We all mess up, and it's still awesome. I was terrified of being the drummer in our band. I hadn't realized the weight of being the person that is responsible for keeping the pace of the song just right. I worked hard on the music for 14 weeks. I also worked hard at being kind and forgiving to my...

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