110%.

110%

How much do you allow your mood to affect your progress? For years, I had a problem with allowing my energy to be drawn to the wrong point rather than focusing on what needed to be done. For example, I am one of the most passionate people you will probably ever meet.

I take pride and honor in everything I do, every person and thing in my life. To me, anything I put my mind to I go after it at 100%. ALWAYS! So what happens when you find yourself trying to be 100% committed to a relationship? A failing relationship and all you can do is focus on how to rekindle and make things right…but slowly you are losing sight of your own KeepCalm22prize. And to be honest, I was at a “neutral” high. Not natural, neutral. I was at a job that was flexible and rewarding, in a relationship I thought was CLEARLY heading towards marriage, friendships were solid… Continue reading

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Challenge.

Challenge.

Choosing to be in a relationship with your art is like being in any normal relationship. Having your differences, blissful/honeymoon stages, love… Seeking out something or someone who keeps you motivated and on your toes… Challenges you.

KeepCalm21Ask yourself: why do you do the art that you do? Why did you choose
this art form? I act because it pushes me to explore my emotional range as a performer. The dedication, the process. The joy of discovery. It is literally the thrill of the unknown that keeps our crafts exciting. There is never an end. However there is the risk of complacency… When you’ve done something so long or have stumbled across a technique time and time again and you are just bored with. What can you do to make it new again? Exciting? Does it mean Continue reading

Write.

Write.

Sometimes don’t you just want to get something out of your system, but it may not be the right thing to say “out loud” or to someone else? Yes, I am sure we have all been at that point. That is why you must invest in a journal. A tape recorder or whatever…someway to vent and let out all of the negative or even positive energy you exude. In this KeepCalm20particular instance, I am talking about writing. It is interesting how taking the time to write something out can allow for you to filter through your thoughts. It can help deescalate a situation or help you put things into perspective. I have seen people jot down ideas and Continue reading

Duality.

Duality.

Hmm…get some rest. Rest? Sleep? What is this “sleep” you speak of?
But yes, the life of an Artist can be one of the most rewarding career paths to flow into. Not only are you challenging yourself creatively, you are able to thrive aesthetically as well. But we are always going! Going, going, going… We find the “art” in everything. And that sometimes leads to our minds and bodies constantly running and going at 120 mph! Come on, you know it is true.

So word to the wise Continue reading