The Next Step.

The next step is often the hardest.

The writing phase of the as-of-yet-untitled-new-tap-show* was an incredibly fulfilling and rewarding experience. However, the now completed first draft has come with a new set of challenging decisions to be made. The first and most obvious two:

1) Will it be produced on stage?
2) If so, when?

‘Yes’ is the answer to the first. While I cannot be 100% certain, that’s what my instinct is telling me.

The second question is a little tougher. Continue reading

The idea that wanted to work.

In the past, I have been at war with my own creative work. I too have fallen victim to the romanticised notion of the struggling artist alone in the world, charged with the crucially important task of going through the pains of bringing a creative vision to life.

This time, I called bullshit on that.

My task?

…to create a beautiful dream on stage through tap dance (well, an original story and formatted first draft at least). Continue reading

You can’t force it to life.

Picture, if you will, a rock…

(go with it for a sec…)

Just a plain old rock, big enough to fit comfortably in your hand. To look at it, there doesn’t seem to be anything immediately special about it. It’s certainly not terribly exciting to look at, and as it is, there would be little value in investing the time into polishing it up.

But deep within this rock, there are rare, highly valuable gemstones to be found. If you chip away at the rock long enough and carefully enough, you will find them. Continue reading

Adventures in Tap Dance & Travel.

It’s been 5 months since Christmas. 5 months.

It’s been a while since I’ve written. I’ve longed to write, and with every passing Sunday (the day I originally chose to release my weekly post), I’m reminded more and more of how much I’d like to refine my organisation and time management skills.

That said, for me, 2017 is quickly solidifying itself as a year of optimistic excitement. Much has been happening. Continue reading

Too much to do and not enough time.

A Multipotential Dilemma

I’m not one for the glorification of ‘busy’. Being busy seems to be a status symbol that many—including myself in past years—wear proudly. While there are certainly many positives of keeping one’s mind occupied with much to do, there is a fine-line that is easily crossed, tipping the scales away from happiness and toward stress.

But I cannot deny: I love work. I thrive on it. Continue reading

Are you ready yet?
Setting Sail on ‘The True North Project’.

Dearest reader,

How are you?

In these (still) very early days of my ‘writing adventure’, as I’m calling it, I haven’t talked to you much. I’ve written some words and hit publish, but I haven’t really made much of an effort to speak directly the small number of remarkable people who are reading. I want to change that.

If you haven’t seen it already and are wondering what this is all about, I recently wrote a little about my new quest, ‘The True North Project’.

I want to ask you a question.

I’m tempted to ask ‘Are you happy?’, but I’m not going to do it. If you’re reading this, you’re probably quite a happy person. You’ve probably got many things in your life that, in some small way or another, make you very happy and for which you feel grateful. Yes, soul-nourishing happiness is my overall goal with this project, but I feel like there is a better question to be asked…2 questions, in fact:

Do you feel there is something more for you?
Do you feel like something is missing? Continue reading