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Sorry I’m just posting. But there are somethings that have been a little heavy on my mind. Also I started my new job; and we all know starting a new job can drain you just a little in the first week. But the good thing is, I’ve only been working a week and I’m already on Spring Break!!! How about that. Just started and I already have time off. Next week though I start aftercare. That’ll be something new for me, because I’ve never worked aftercare before. I think it’s going to be fun; I hope it is.
I also wanted to make sure I let you’ll know, this past Friday I did my first Open Mic performance. I almost chickened out. At first I was game because it was almost a month away when I initially decided to do it. But the closer the day came the more I wanted to back out. I even tried to be slick and get there late hoping that all the slots would have been taken by the time I got there. But to my surprises they still had plenty of slots open. In the end I’m glad I did it, because it felt so good to get up there and share a peace of me with other people. I share my work with friends and family all the time. But it was something different to share with people you don’t know who seemingly think very similar to you. The over all experience was something I never thought I would encounter. And I have to say because of that experience it makes me want to get out there and be 1000x more vocal about the things I’m passionate about.
My nerves got the better of me at the beginning, but the more I spoke and the more encouragement I received, the more I wanted to be up there. By the end I felt like I was walking on a cloud and I did not want to get off.
Below is a video of my first Open Mic