I have many happy moments in my life. I love the time I have with my Granddaughter, the time I spend with my children, teaching, and the list goes on.
I have one aspect in my life that elicits such an unbelievable level of passion and that is when I am performing Spoken Word. It’s hard to explain how it feels unless you have been in that realm. The idea that my words, my emotions, my messages, are affecting people, is awe inspiring for me. When I write my poems, it’s not with the mindset that I will be performing them, rather, it is a cathartic experience that takes me out of the everyday struggles life brings to the table. I have the opportunity to delve into the deepest recesses of my mind and retrieve thoughts that I can translate into poems.
I had the opportunity to share my words this evening and it elicited an entirely new mindset. There was a sense of liberation because I stepped outside of the box and did something different. That’s always a rush. It also helped me to understand the depth and breadth of what I’m capable of.
I’m so excited to shift my projects around and try some new things. I look forward to stepping on the stage with a new perspective, some new work, and above all else, a sense of great accomplishment!