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Feelin’ Good

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DIGITAL CAMERAThis has been a particularly good week for me coming out of my first solo show. The show went better than I could have imagined and, to be frank, I was almost overcome with the love and support that came my way. As ridiculous as it might sound, I was overwhelmed, it was almost too much to process!

For several years, I had placed almost all of my focus and concentration on my career, my 9 to 5, and gave up, in essence, a lot of the pursuits that had defined me for so long – my writing and especially my music. It’s not to say that I haven’t been myself in this period, or that I’ve fabricated an alternate personality, but, given the reaction I received from others after the show, and the level of shock and surprise that came from exhibiting what I knew was inside, I obviously wasn’t being my full self.

Going into the show,  several people informed me that I was taking a big risk. In their eyes, it was a significant leap, particularly by someone who was characteristically quiet and reserved, and confined to living her life very often within set boundaries that didn’t include being a performer – and possibly, someone who could, if the mood hit her, and when in her artistic groove, be charismatic and funny, and diva-esque and sassy.

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I feel good, not just because I’m pleased with how I executed a show that had been in my mind’s eye for a couple of months, but because there’s something incredibly glorious about feeling like you’re in full bloom and are utilizing your strengths in such a way that it almost feels like you’re flying, soaring in fact. It’s been some time since I felt like I was very much in my zone.

It was a full house -oversold in fact – and I feel so thankful to have had the tremendous support of friends, family, and strangers too. It feels so good, so incredible to be fully embraced when you show people who you really are. There’s nothing like it.

Signing off.

Y.

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