Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Magical Moment 83, "Follow the Passion"

I have too many ideas rolling around in my head and not enough time in my life to get them done. Even if I did have time, I wouldn’t know how or where to begin. I’ve got about 4 novels written in my mind, an idea for an awesome sitcom (it would be better than Friends), I kinda want to start a radio show similar to some of the music talk shows on NPR, me and Eddie want to open a train-themed restaurant, I want to be lead piano for a Broadway play and act in another one, and I also sorta want to go to law school. Now tell me, how do I choose what to do first? Isn’t there anyone else out there whose brains drive them crazy with thought after thought, but whose bodies are hindered by lack of knowledge and know-how?

I’ve got books all over my office and bedroom: “Home Recording for Dummies,” “Study Guide for the LSAT,” hard copies of old screen plays and manuscripts to study the format, I’ve moved to New York for crying out loud, to be near more opportunities. So, am I just setting my sights too high? Am I delusional? Am I just too impatient?

I read an article about a 16 year old Iranian girl who received 5 days in prison and 40 lashes because she wore a mini skirt in the privacy of her own home. This inspired her to move to the states, learn English, and become a fashion designer. She began hand-making her clothing line, and learned everything possible about the fashion industry. She said that to her, fashion equals freedom. Now she’s 27 and has boutiques all over the country. Some success stories make me angry, okay…jealous. But this one inspired me.

You can always tell when someone’s heart is in what they do. I will just have to trust mine to lead me to the best decision and know that I will only be happy following my true passion. And when others see my heart is there, success is sure to follow.