Last year the universe really started opening doors for me and I was able to experience a lot of wonderful opportunities! But, this year has been amazing and exceeded my expectations! Wow! Wow! Wow! I am so happy and I feel so blessed to finally be able to do all of the things that I LOVE to do! I am a writer through and through and I now have the opportunity to do that and ONLY that! I don't have to find supplemental income. I can just work and do what I love-I am fully aware that this is a rarity and I feel SO very blessed and humbled.
I was so scared when I came home from Vegas three years ago. I left job security at the public radio station where I was working but where there was no room for growth. And, when I arrived back in Detroit the auto industry was failing and Wall Street was a mess! It was scary and I've been grinding to make my ends meet ever since and trying to never forget my dreams (to be the female version of Mitch Albom-books, plays, communications and all things media). It's been hard and, being human and all, there have been moments I have felt like giving up. I love Mr. Albom because he does it all. Did I mention he also plays in a band (or he used to at least). But, there were moments when things have not gone my way and it felt like pursuing my creative endeavors as a writer and performer were in vain! This year has proven me completely wrong!
I've been able to do three professional theater productions this year-including Shakespeare in the Park. The show I am in now, "Beehive: the 60s Musical" has done so well that they are thinking about bringing us back in the spring! I have written for a lot of great local media outlets! It's been an amazing ride! And, now as of this upcoming Monday, I will be working full-time working as an Automotive Writer for a brand!!!!!!!!!! That is beyond exciting for me! Branding is huge! It's not just working for a company but handling publicity, writing and promoting for one of the largest automotive companies in the world! ME?!!!! Wow!
I feel like this is just the beginning! I am so excited to see what the future holds! Mr. Albom, watch out! :-)
P.s. I am not sure how often I will be performing but I plan on sneaking in some of my personal creative endeavors every now and then. I am currently brainstorming some new and exciting projects and I hope you will stay tuned to this blog to find out what they are!