After making the decision to change my path through life and become a film composer, I stumbled upon this inspirational video of Steve Jobs giving a graduation speech.
The part of the video that stands out for me is around 8:20 when he says, “The only way to do great work, is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking and don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.” As soon as I heard that I knew I’d made the right decision, as I felt like I’d found what I love. I whilst I enjoyed filming, I love music even more.
My Dad always said to me, “do what you enjoy doing.” Which is something that would always be floating around somewhere in my head and is what led me onto doing Film Production at university and is also what led me to switch from filming to composing. So thanks Dad, and thanks Steve.