The internet. The artist. I am not totally convinced that the two sit on equal playing fields, but certainly they have a shared and co-dependant relationship. Thus, as an artist, I must trust and use the internet fearlessly.
That is the purpose and goal of this blog--to unabashedly put forth my thoughts, work, and journey. I have tried and failed to do this in the past, but today is a new day and I embark on a new venture.
This year I have chosen to challenge myself in various capacities: health, training, performance, and production. But to differentiate this repetitive endeavor from every other time I've said, "Today is the day!" then fallen off the wagon, I have chosen to commit to a yearlong personal experiment. This experiment attempts twelve different 30-day challenges, of which I will have to report happenings/progress in this space. These challenges include:
· No alcohol
· No coffee
· No gluten
· Singing in public
· Dressing with purpose and style
· No Dairy
· Writing Poetry
These are not earth shattering goals, but habits I've always wanted to build and have historically tormented myself with. That sounds dramatic (I do have a flare for it), but truly at least half of every week I chide myself saying, "If only I did <list item> every day, I would be the person I want to be."
I realize that it is likely that, even if I can complete twelve 30-day challenges, I may find I am still not the person I wish to be. And I guess, in some strange way, I am out to prove this to myself. Perhaps I will fail and just accept that I am me and that I am beautiful. But even that outcome begs the question that a winner or good/fulfilled person does all twelve things on my list daily. I have no clue, but it is in my nature to strive forward, explore, push my own limits. So why not see what I can see?
At the very least, this experiment will force me to look at who I am, who I want to be, what addictions I have, which are hardest to break, how I feel changing my habits, etc. There really is no end goal.
One thing is certain--I want to be a full-time artist, entertainer, and storyteller.
So, it begins. You can expect a weekly post every Monday to follow my journey. Each day is truly a new adventure, a new struggle, a unique experience, and if you choose to join me in the journey I thank you for your support in advance. So here's hoping...l’chaim!!