Lately, I have been having a lot of career success, parts of my dream coming true every day … kind of like my main dream has all of these integral parts to it, those parts are like mini-dreams, and they are each beginning to come true, which is wonderful.
Great, right? Of course. But you know, sometimes it’s easier to deal with frustration and yearning, especially when that is all you have known for many years, than it is to be truly happy and realize your life’s ambition.
I call this a good problem. To me, life is divided into good problems and bad problems … the bad ones are what you wish you just didn’t have to deal with, and the good ones are those that present an opportunity to allow in something new that, while it brings you happiness, makes you uncomfortable at first.
I think it’s good to remember that every comfort zone we enter and then struggle to leave was, at one point, an un-comfort zone, a new place that we had not yet fully rested in. Just like my soon-to-be hit songs just need to be recognized as such by enough people in order for me to have the career I truly want (since every hit song was, at one time, unknown), so too do we need to spend enough time in the new un-comfort zone until it becomes something we feel more familiar with.
I have been trying to be compassionate with myself for even struggling with letting good things in. I remember a saying someone once told me—when you’re used to eating oatmeal every day, it takes a while to get used to the sweet taste of candy.
I’m declaring today that I feel totally happy and grateful for my good problems and am praying that I continue to learn how to let in things that at first feel strange and new, but are actually reflective of the new life I wish to have.
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Upcoming Live Performances
My performance schedule changes dynamically, as I book additional “gigs.” Right now, at the time of this post, you can see me entertaining over the next few weeks at the dates, times, and places listed below. To see my most up-to-date schedule, visit my website.
Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Politics & Prose (5015 Connecticut Ave NW [downstairs], Washington, D.C. 20008))
Friday, June 9, 2017
Georgetown Piano Bar (3287 M Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20007)
Saturday, June 10, 2017
Julia’s Restaurant and Lounge (13970 Metrotech Drive, Chantilly, VA 20151)
6:00 PM–9:00 PM
Sunday, June 11, 2017
Marble & Rye (2501 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA 22204)