Goodmorning happy campers,
Today is the 1st of June, which means we are almost half way through the year 2010. In a crazy coffee filled eureka moment I seem to have found my theme for this blog. Really unsurprising and really simple:
I am going to make theatre. Simples. ( print and apply to life.)
This will be an account of the how, what and where – o yes and obviously the other things in life like annoying people on the tube and other random stuff, I will still write about those too. Because here is the amazing thing, I realised that the only massive life changing decision that I have to make is: to do it. Stop yakking about wanting to do it, just do it.
This is not me packing it all in and moving to Hollywood – why on earth would I want to do that if I want to perform in a theatre? This is me optimising the opportunities I have, let’s look at the evidence:
I live in London, pretty much the Mecca of any kind of theatre., inspiration a plenty.
I have made a show before, so I can do it again… I don’t have to move from a job as plumber into the theatre world which would give you another starting point. I went in before and yes I might have left again, but it doesn’t mean that door is closed. Or if it seems closed, maybe it is time to try the handle to see whether it is locked. Probably not.
I have a job. As much as I am sometimes frustrated by it I have got a job that pays the bills. Lucky me: I don’t have to worry about that! If there is not a lot of challenge within the job, you have the time and freedom to find that elsewhere. If I can pay the bills and keep my independence, it takes the pressure off following my dream. My dream means my responsibility not anyone else’s. Real life doesn’t have to suck, you just need to make it work for you.
I have a platform to talk about it, vent about it, shout about it, cry about it. Hopefully it will help me through the moments when the caffiene wears off and encourage me to keep at it. If I keep an account, perhaps it shows me how all the little baby-steps really do add up.
Good so here we are. Time to step away from the coffee and enjoy the day.