Thursday, September 18, 2008

Back to Twisting...

It's been a while since I've posted.

In fact, it's been over a week and a half. So, I'm sorry about that.

This past weekend, I was in Miami taking part in a US Chess Tournament. I did pretty Cheesy. (Pretend like that's a pun.) And soon after that I have been back and forth doing all kinds of "busy" things like: catch up on sleep, sort balloons, order business cards, and try and make time to clean out my car.

Through all the craziness, I finally did manage to work a gig today! I know, I'm excited too!

I worked at a place where I totally bombed. It was a nicer place with mostly richer families and their children and I walked in with a huge ego and expected to make balloons for only adults and totally just goof off with the children.

Yeah... It was a great idea... But it totally didn't work. Also, because I went into the gig with such a closed mind (being tired didn't help), I pretty much shot myself in the foot from the get go.

I learned:

It doesn't matter how much you plan or how much you prepare, things will always go differently then you expect.

So, as a very wise man once said, "Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way round or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves."

(So, 10 pts. to who can tell me who said that.)

Next gig, tomorrow... I will be like water. I will clear my mind rather than planning ahead. I will let the crowd decide how I react. I will not let it control me because I am still the one that is suposed to be in control, but I will not try and force my ways upon them. I will be myself and I will let them be themselves and together I know that it will be an awesome combination.

From one drop of water to the next,
have a happy voyage down the stream of life.

1 comment:

I am Keri. said...

I was going to add this to the post... I have that power... but I liked the whole water thing and didn't want to ruin it.

This is me saying "I told you so!"

I told you so!!!

Maybe next time you'll listen to the person with kids. :)

And I mean that in the nicest way possible... :::smiles:::