Updated: Feb 9, 2019
I hate referring to myself as a comedian. I'm pretty sure there are many reasons why, but one in particular is that I hate feeling pressure to make people laugh. One of my biggest pet peeves is when someone asks me to tell a joke or a story when I'm not in the mood. In my younger days I would feel obliged to comply, but now I have no problem saying no.
With that said, I love to be the center of attention, when I want the attention. Lately, I have wanted the attention. I recently resigned as a high school teacher. I didn't realize how much I loved being in front of students all day. I need an audience. And having a built-in audience everyday was a lot of fun; however, dealing with out of touch parents, administrators and some teachers sucked the fun and passion out of me.
So, that leaves me without a consistent paycheck, though the paycheck of a teacher is laughable and criminal. I am no longer a teacher. I'm not employed by anybody. My career is a blank canvas and I am going to paint the picture I want this time around.
A few things that I'm doing now:
Stay tuned for more to come.