Sit Down Or Stand Up
Woooo! Man have I been busy!..oh, that^^^, yeah, not that kind of busy. I have been, for lack of a better term, flying around the country celebrating the growth of my family and trying to make strides in my career. As I have some time to sit and contemplate my life and where I am heading, I find myself being more and more motivated by others who are making big changes. With my family growing bigger and time ticking away, I have given a lot of thought about what I want to do with my life and what truly makes me happy. After all, they say, if you do what you love then you will never work a day in your life.
I love that saying and I truly believe it. However, what do you do if the thing you love to do also scars the crap out of you? I can hear all of you now; ‘just do it anyway!’ That is easier said than done.
Ever since I was in elementary school I wanted to be a stand up comic. I use to spend every Friday night watching Comedy Central’s ‘Comedy Central Presents’. This was on every Friday evening after school from the time I was in elementary school through high school. Instead of going out to high school parties I would stay home and watch stand up specials. I was a comedy nerd and still am.
I can say I have learned a LOT about life and humanity through the jokes of comedy legends like; Robin Williams (RIP), George Carlin (RIP), Ron White, and so many more.
In college, I actually did a report on stand up comedy and got to interview a professional stand up comic who was on Comedy Central! That was awesome! Sad to say that I lost the interview in a technical disaster shortly after graduating…sad day.
My childhood friend actually took me to a local comedy club to celebrate my twenty-first birthday. He knew my aspirations and wanted to encourage me to try despite my stage fright. You know who you are, thanks buddy! The open mic nights were every Tuesday night, STARTING AT 11PM… Unfortunately, this was back when I was working a retail job and had to be up at 4am every day. So I did not get to try, but I am forever grateful that I have friends that will encourage me to face my fears…even if I chicken out.
So, as I said at the start of this article, with so many lives around me changing and growing, I think it’s time for me to stop clowning around and tell some actual jokes! I mention all of this here because I would love to get some outside motivation. If we can get 100 more followers by this time next month (that’s 9/23/2018) I will go out to the comedy club and do a brief set & have someone film it to put up on the website! Instructions on how to follow us and make it count are at the bottom of this article.
So if you want to see me face my fears, tell your family and tell your friends! HECK, tell your landlord to click that follow button at the top of this page.
For people new to WordPress and really want to see me on stage please do the following:
- click the follow button (if you are new to WordPress you will have to enter in your email.)
- go to your email and find the confirmation email from WordPress and hit the “confirm follow” button.
- side note you don’t have to pay to follow us. (we have been getting those questions a lot)