As I make this move to San Diego from Boston this summer, I can't help but feel the incredible potential and exciting fear of the unknown - it's very similar to what you might expect going into an audition for someone you've never sung for before. There are many people and professionals ready to give you an opinion on what you should sing, how you should present yourself, and what to wear, what your resume should look like, if you should even be in the biz....
However, if you do not look at it as an opportunity to perform and get your creative juices flowing as an artist; READ meeting yourself exactly where you are and moving forward with your passion and YOUR desires; you can easily fall into doubting yourself, the industry, a lack of resources, but unfortunately we start to feel that, as people, we have nothing to offer. It cuts deep because we have no sense of separating ourselves from the art we create. Cue depressing spiral of eating Ben & Jerrys and watching re-runs of Gilmore Girls.
I'm learning that performance is about trying to organically live your own choices in the limelight. I'm still formulating what my new path is going to look like as a crossover artist, but I know it will involve growing as an artist and a teacher, and into a journey with some perspective. I'm incredibly happy to always feel the support of my family who have always encouraged me to do what I love and value myself as a multifaceted artist and teacher. I get to start this new chapter with my partner in crime, Cody, who shows me daily how blessed I am to have real a team player at home and a career I love.
Watch out, YouTube! Our Duo channel is going live soon! Check out my video page for clips of the Club Cafe Cabaret in Boston where we were nominated in the same category as Laura Benanti and Jeremy Jordan for an edgy ArtsImpulse Award...#justsayin
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