You can be good at many things!
Growing up I:
- Played the Flute, Piccolo, Alto Saxophone, and Vibraphone
- Excelled in English, Creative Writing, History, Political Science
- Baked and loved to cook
I did a lot of different things. And I did a lot of different things quite well. First chair flautist. First place swimmer. Lead in play. Moot court winner. Even top student in my Statistics class.
And then I went to College.
I started double majoring in Theater and History with minors in both music (voice) and dance. Then, one by one, things fell. New things sometimes took their place (like yoga, yippee!) But I stopped.
Somewhere along the line someone told me that you can ONLY do one thing and do it well. And then so many people repeated it so that I started to believe it.
You can have many talents.
You can be good at many things.
You are unique and so are your talents. Use them. Don’t lose them. Don’t give into fear or doubt. Find a way to stay fully you. Embrace you. All of you.
Because it’s the amalgamation of all the awesome things that we know, that we can do, that we can teach, that we can share. That’s what makes us unique. That’s what makes us successful. That’s what makes us love life and happy.
By being 100% authentically us.
And finding the way to bring those skills together.
And believe in yourself and your diverse skill-set. And nurture and continue to grow those talents.
I play the flute in my yoga class. I invite creative movement into my classes. There’s singing and dancing on and off the yoga mat. I blog, I write, I grow my story. I entertain. I cook for friends.
And I’m also back on stage!
Because I believe that embracing all your talents means USING all your talents. Plus, it’s especially fun to do!
If you are in Tampa come see me perform!!!!
What: Jobsite Theater’s JobSide Productions: Evening of Local One-Acts
Show times: Sunday, January 18 at 8pm and Monda, January 19 at 8pm
Where: Shimberg Playhouse at the Straz Center
Ticket cost: Minimum $10 at the door
What do you think? Do you believe you can do many things well? What talents have you not been using lately that you should find creative ways to bring back into your life?