TUNE Folkstar - Mistress
"Mistress" was written at the end of a relationship with someone whose goals for the future were different than mine. I had just made the decision to pursue music in a way that could involve some radical changes such as touring and leaving a traditional 9-5 job. Although those changes didn't come to fruition until a couple of years later, at the time I realized I couldn't be with someone who couldn't be okay with a traveling musician's lifestyle as a possibility. At the same time, a lot of my friends had begun to get married and have children and my choice seemed that much heavier. I wanted that stability and envied some of the things these friends had. I felt like I was being left behind in a whirlwind of uncertainty, yet I knew I wouldn't be happy unless I really dedicated myself fully to music. Several years later, I know I made the right choice.