Real talk. I know it may come as a surprise to most, but I haven’t always considered myself an entertainer. In fact, I’ve been in denial up until recently. I remember the realization of this in an introduction from my friend to another, “This is Kristen. She’s an entertainer.” Wha, what? I’m... an entertainer?” It was as simple as that. But why hadn’t it always been just that simple?
I’ve struggled for years to be someone I’m not. I was told I wouldn’t be successful as an entertainer, wouldn’t be able to make a living. Valid. Oh, but you’re creative! How about graphic design! Oh, okay, sure... I’ve been through the ringer with jobs trying to collect clues as to who I am or who I could be. Suggestions here, parental guidance there, a zillion graphic design cover letters later, or hmm, how about a preschool teacher...
It’s no longer a mystery to me. Clear as a diamond clear 260 qualatex balloon, my purpose is to make people happy in any way that I can and as it just so happens, I’m phenomenal in the performing arts department. (It’s not bragging if it’s true, I’ve got references).
While it feels amazing to have this realization clear, there will be many battles along the way. But at the end of the day, I know who I am. I’m a happiness warrior.
Till next time,