One year ago on Sunday I did this thing. It was terrifying and liberating and fun! I had hoped to do it more by now but life is hard and busy and full – and I’ve done other incredible things over the last year. Still, this thing changed my life in a way that few other things have. I gave voice to people who are often under represented. I made people laugh about things that are hard. I produced my own show. It made money for local artists and a nonprofit doing great work in the community (NAMI). People came. A lot of people. They shared their own struggles with me afterward and to this day. We sat together for 90 minutes on a Saturday night and we were completely in the moment. It was such a momentous gift and I am so filled with gratitude having been the recipient.
I want to do it again, and again, and again. That will happen. These things take time. I am trying not to be too hard on myself for the fact that it hasn’t happened again. Some days I’m better at that than others. My biggest lesson in life is patience. I’m breathing deep.
I just wanted to write this brief post to celebrate the 1 year anniversary of “It Runs in the Family” and to say thank you to everyone who came to the show, to everyone who reads the blog and to everyone who has inquired when the next show will be. Check out the clips. Save the date of July 23rd – a new and different “It Runs in the Family” will be happening with some special guests, good stories, comedy, music and I hope you’ll join us. Save the date and keep an eye out for more information!