I’d like to start this post with a quote from Tennyson:
“It may be that the gulfs will wash us down:
It may be we shall touch the Happy Isles…
…Though much is taken, much abides;
And though we are not now that strength
Which in old days moved earth and heaven;
That which we are, we are…
…Made weak by time and fate, but strong in will
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.”
I’ve been thinking a lot about that poem today. I think what it says is that while it is tempting to play it safe, the more we are willing to risk the more alive we are. In the end what we regret most are the chances we never took. And I hope that explains, at least a little, this adventure on which I’m about to embark.
On June 30th, 2019 I will be leaving LA and driving to The Emerald City to start a new chapter in my life! The weather is better, the cost of living is cheaper and I will have more opportunities to make a decent living and pursue my dream of writing and producing a musical. LA has been my home for my entire life and but since I was 13 years old I have felt the city of Seattle calling to me from deep within and now I can finally respond to that call.
For many of you it is not a surprise that I am moving to Seattle, but that it took so damn long to do it. And while I’m happy to share the details of how it happened I want to remind all of you that sometimes it’s better to take a chance when you can and while you can, then to put it off for some other time or some other day.
For my LA friends I will be in Seattle for the month of July getting my housing and work situation all settled and sometime at the beginning of August I’ll be back down in LA one last time to get the rest of my stuff. If I can’t connect with you before I leave next week let’s make sure we connect when I’m back in August.
On a final note there is a part of me that is dead set on documenting my new adventure and most likely I will be re-launching my blog and Podcast “Tales From The Yellow Brick Road.” Hopefully this will give you all a way to keep up with my ups and downs and ins and outs as I travel down the yellow brick road of life! My hope is when I ask you about it you’ll say “I’m listening…”