I don't know if it's a symptom of being 20-something years old
Or if I'm actually as lost as I feel most of the time.
But, to be truthful,
There are very few things
I'm certain of
In this life...
I think a lot of good can come from questioning oneself.
I think it's important to tiptoe curiously down a couple of different paths
Before one wholeheartedly delves into anything too deeply.
But most of all,
I think EVERYTHING is far more simple than we make it out to be.
I want you to remember what it was like to be a child.
What brought you the most joy?
What did your parent's friends say about you?
What kind of future were you dreaming up for yourself?
I loved performing- being in front of a crowd with the sole purpose of sharing joy.
Friend's of my parents had always told them that they knew they'd see me on a bigger stage someday.
And for myself, I was dreaming up a future on a grand Broadway stage in New York (or anywhere in the world). A place where the crowd had gathered to see something so spectacular that they'd delight in being carried away from the monotony of their everyday lives; at least for a couple of hours.
You see, I haven't given up this dream of being a performer,
but I have allowed myself to walk down a different path along the way.
For now, I am an educator.
I find it humbling and honest;
joyful and relatively simple.
Enabling others to create is a HUGE part of what I do as a musician
And I never want to lose sight of that along the way!
Sure, a performer can distract folks from their "mundane lives" for a few hours,
But a teacher can enable others to explore the depths of their own being. FOREVER!