"Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness." - Maya Angelou
"If you love something, let it go. If it comes back it's yours. If not, it was never meant to be." - Unknown
During the month of June, I had the pleasure of performing in a musical put on by Theatre Rhinoceros in San Francisco. I had a blast! Here are 3 lessons I learned from my experience. Enjoy!
"To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is well known that building a social media platform is very challenging, especially if you are trying to remain true to yourself in the process. I am right in the thick of it,...
"You can't look at your competition and say you're going to do it better. You have to look at the competition and say you're going to do it differently." - Steve Jobs
It's not important to be better than others, it's important to be yourself. I have to remember that the only healthy competition I need to have is with myself.
"To not live purposefully, authentically, and heed the Calling is painful... and the only way we are able to survive with the pain is to numb it and distract ourselves." - Adam Siddiq
It sounds so cryptic, and yet most of us have felt it. It's a feeling where, even if just for a second, everything made sense. A moment so crisp, so silent, so pure...
"Remember, you have been criticizing yourself for years and it hasn't worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens." - Louise Hay
Perfectionism (noun): refusal to accept any standard short of perfection.
The whole idea of being perfect continues to haunt my thoughts, dreams, and actions. Sure, sometimes I am able to push myself further and achieve greater results...
"You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves."
I think it is safe to say that in the year 2015, we are considerably blessed. Historically, freedom of thought and freedom from basic needs were nonexistent. We now have the capacity to do what we love; we get a chance to dream...
"Find your passion, invest in yourself through gaining wisdom, knowledge, and never, ever, stop learning." - J.A. Davis
Computers were a passion of mine, so I dreamed of becoming a Computer Engineer. Then came Chemistry, I really thought I found it then; Chemical Engineering was the thing for me. Then there was Photography. Then there was Theater...