THANKFUL

November 25, 2015

There is something about the way I feel when I leave a new city. I can't quite put my finger on the word, but it feels like amazring! Every time I perform in a brand new city, I feel amazing! It's a reminder to myself, that I'm doing exactly what I'm supposed to be doing. Comedy is hard, life is hard, but it is clear to me, I was meant for this life. Is that good or bad? I suppose only time will tell. The long road trips, the drunk hecklers, the one nighters in the middle of nowhere, where people are allowed to carry guns. Sounds awful doesn't it? To some, it is. But then there's getting paid to do something you truly love to do, getting paid to tell jokes. There is nothing better than getting paid to tell jokes. Whether it's $50, or $1500, it's getting paid to do what I always wanted to do. All those trips to the principles office, the detentions, the time outs in school, all because I was being the "disruptive" class clown, have all come full cirlce. I wasn't being "disruptive," I just wanted to make my classmates laugh, all I've ever wanted to do was make people laugh. I have been an entertainer for as long as I can remember. I'm sitting in the Seattle Airport right now, and I'm very proud of myself. 

 

I never know if my jokes will translate to different cities and people, but here we are again, and they do. I work very hard at my craft, very hard, and when that work pays off, it's very rewarding. Making people laugh is very rewarding. Making people laugh at stories and jokes I've written, is riduclously rewarding. I think a lot of people, especially in LA, where I'm from, get into comedy to become famous. Good for them, but that's probably not going to happen for most of them. It probably won't happen for me. But what is happening, and what will happen, is one day I'll be able to make a very good living doing comedy. It may mean endless time on the road, away from home, but I'm okay with that. I'm okay with that, because that also means meeting new people, creating new memories, and new experiences. There have been quite a few places, I never would have visited if I weren't performing there, and I'm sure there will be a ton more. I'm so glad I found my calling. It's Thanksgiving, and I'm very thankful that I'm able to do what I do. I took heartbreak, depression and a rock bottom emotional state, and was able to turn it into the life I now live. I also have the satisfaction of knowing that somebody in the audience may be feeling the exact same way, and I have the ability to make them forget about all those things, even if only for a few minutes. Or the ability to inspire someone go for their dreams, even when they feel like giving up. I may not ever be famous, but I know I'm doing what I was meant to do, and that feels pretty damn amazing.

 

 

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