After five years of struggling with writing my story, weekly therapy visits to help re-live the hardest scenes, postponing writing because of self-doubt, surviving a brutal review during an intense writing retreat in Guatemala, feeling sorry for myself, trashing the whole project, then starting all over - I've come to a new road. I'm saying … Continue reading Bring it: my memoir will be published soon.
I live in two worlds. Most of the time when I'm not working, I marinate in fantasy. Denial and self-sabotage rule the roost, but the excitement and chaos serve as a fair trade. Fantasy Land is fun. Until it isn't. But the pain of realty is short lived because I find a way to slip back … Continue reading Fantasy vs. Reality: Where do you live?
I can't remember his exact words, but my main funny-man Louis CK has this stand-up bit where he talks about aging. With his usual sarcasm, he goes on about how twenty-year-olds think they're gonna live forever. They revel in the mystical idea of turning thirty. "What's it gonna be like when I'm THIRTY!?" (audience laughter … Continue reading Giving yourself permission