My parents wanted me to take the standard route through life and for me that wasn't the best option. He joined a bluegrass band. He dropped out of school and joined a band! Yeah, that was actively not what they wanted me to do. I was doing okay in school, but I was pretty miserable doing it. Over the course of a lot of self-reflection, I came to the decision to drop out and spend my time pursuing other goals. You know, playing music and start making a living by doing what you really care about.