Coming to terms with the fact that my marriage was a failure was devastating and very difficult. I blamed myself for a lot of things. It took me a very long time to get over it.
I spent a lot of years on the road, and what happens is you find out who your real friends are and you find out where your strengths and weaknesses lie in communication. I've had the same friends for 20 years now and I can count them on one hand.
I didn't get hugely famous really quick. It was a slow, gradual process, so I was able to sort of grow into myself and figure out who I was and what I wanted without the glaring spotlight on me telling me who I was.
We are in an age of technology where we sit in our little cubicles and we IM each other and Skype each other and never connect as human beings.
Time is a beautiful thing. It's like when you meet an old lover on the street six years later and they don't look so ugly anymore.
There's beauty everywhere. There are amazing things happening everywhere, you just have to be able to open your eyes and witness it. Some days, that's harder than others.
It's an amazing luxury to say I'm 31 years old and I'm gonna take a year off. That's pretty amazing.