His perspective on life, music, and success has changed drastically. When Mercy Fall returned from the road they found ourselves back where they started; unsuccessful, broke, and without a record deal. Nate became extremely depressed and confused. With all the work that they put into this, how could this happen? What did they do wrong? He realized that his contentment in life was completely hinged on the success of the band and that even if they became wildly successful he would still never be happy.
He has lost the desire to become famous and revered. He feels that his desires in the past have been selfish and unimportant and he's learned that he is unwilling to let success or failure define him as a person and as an artist. Nate feels that the only way to become successful in life and in music is to become truly happy with himself. He is embarking on a new journey, in life and in music.
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