(ouch- this really did hurt at the time!)This insanity brought me to NYC about 8 years ago, where I thought if I could make it here... well, you know! So, I worked my butt off during the day, danced at night & on the weekends, went to Europe to audition, and tried to land the gig of my dreams. Although I did end up having an amazing time with wonderful memories, I woke up one day with all my credit cards maxed, no gig, and my now 28 something body screaming "FEED ME!"
So, I decided to "retire", hung up my point shoes, continued working the day job, and took up golf.
(did you notice the ball still there on the ground... yeah- no work as a pro in my future, but nice follow through!)
This worked well for a few years, until I decided I really should try and finish my Bachelor's degree. I mean, after all... I was in NY. What else was I going to do?
Besides learn guitar...
(did I mention I have creative ADD?)
So, I was accepted into John Jay College, eventually transferred into the CUNY-Baccalaureate program & graduated summa cum laude with a degree in "Civil Society and Media in the Urban Landscape" in 2010.
There was some ferry business involved in there too...but that's a different story.
Anyways, so here I am living in Brooklyn, playing gigs and staring at my new degree on the wall, and still working at the day job that I'm not in love with...
I decided to explore what I love; crafting, making tangible goods, networking with others, and making people happy.
I started this craziness around May 2011, and have been having a blast (albeit a frenzied blast) getting to know other crafters, building my branding & my product line, doing markets and just seeing how everything is interconnected.
I hope someday to be able to create and grow my business full time, as I have so many terrific ideas...
But, until then, I will continue to work at both my job & my love, and see how it all pans out.
Oh, and I'm a Seahawks fan. Yes, I do love a challenge!