Welcome to the Wanderweg!
"Hello out there!" he shouts into the void of ones and zeroes. I'm Wick -- a singer-songwriter, among other things, from Michigan! If you've found your way to this blog, you've probably connected enough with my music to come out here looking for more, so thank you so so so much for making your way over here!
My goal in music making is to use the art to build a community where everyone can feel safe, understood, and loved. This applies to all people across all walks of life, of course, but specifically those who struggle with mental illness. I've been fighting a war with my mind for a very long time, and I don't think any one is pulling every last troop out any time soon, so, I know what it's like to be at odds with yourself. I also know how apparently lonely this fight is. We all struggle, and we are all silent. I want to use my music and perhaps this blog, too, to shout my pain into whatever dark void I need to to hopefully light a flame. Maybe then someone will notice and light their own candle with my fire. Maybe then the light will multiply enough times that we will have our own little star of acceptance. That's my goal.
So, I suppose what you can expect from this blog is a whole lot of transparency. I want to talk about my struggles with Borderline Personality Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. I want to talk about what happened that affected me so deeply that I developed these issues within myself. I'll do my best to maintain effective trigger warnings -- I want reading my story to feel like a weight being lifted off a lonely pair of shoulders.
I'd also love to write about music that's made me feel safe and accepted, those inspirations that made me want to make music in the same vein. I'm so giddy just thinking about how much there is to write about!
Till next time, Vagabonds!