Here we are, another year and we are all wanting a new beginning, a new life and new adventure. Not me, bro. I want the same life in the same adventure, but now its time to do things better, bigger and with a new vigor.
Being a stand up comic is not easy. Doing comedy for 5 years now is just a start. You would think that after 5 years things would get better. Theres a saying in show business that goes something like this "It takes 10 years to be an overnight success" and comedy is no different.
The challenge in comedy is to challenge myself to do different things and do the same things differently.
I moved to DC from LA in the summer of 2015. now January 1st 2018 I can honestly say that DC is not LA and it never will be. Thats not saying its good or bad, it is just what it is. I've been able to improve in stand up here and thats what really matters. I had a bang up year, one that I can be proud of. I will always have a sinking feeling in the back of my mind that I could have done more, more things better. But I have to accept that it is what it is (and accept I just started a sentence with 'But' due to the fact that I don't know the proper punctuation)
I've decided to challenge myself with written down goals where I can quantify my progress and have a number to chase and a number to feel accomplished. I look to break some rules not so i can be a contrarian but because I don't feel that the rules fit my aspirations. Not good, not bad, but being what it is. Doing what everyone else does gets you mixed up with everyone else. To be different is to stand out. I don't really know what that means other than I want to be me and I want to try to do something that scares me. With my goals intact, I am frightened. The scariest thing to me is that I have to be consistent. I've always been plagued with inconsistency and this is the year I turn this franchise around!
So in closing of my first blog post, Happy New Year: the year of the Same Me doing the Same thing better, bigger, more often and with consistency