Things it's taken me 34 years to learn:
1) There are no emergencies in rock and roll.
2) Don't let your fears, your insecurities, and an apprehension about the unknown keep you from your dreams.
3) Don't burn bridges.
4) Family is important; don't take it for granted.
5) When the chips are down, lean on your friends.
6) Work what you got.
7) An investment in yourself is always worth it.