The notorious ‘about me’ section. The equivalent of a digital handshake and the toughest bit of the site to pen down, at least for me. The challenge? Trying to express who I am, what I do, and why you should hang out here with me.
Most ‘about me’ sections are a sales pitch, a hard sell. But it doesn’t sit right with me to turn myself into a product on my own site. Don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t mind if you booked me for a gig, attended one of my shows, or picked up something from the shop. It’s just the business of writing it that grates me.
Since you’ve landed here, chances are you know me, found me via a search engine, or followed a link through the labyrinth of the internet. If you’re not just randomly surfing, you’re probably here because you’re interested in dance, music, films, storytelling, or the life of a freelance artist. And that’s me in a nutshell. I dance, make videos, dabble in music, and adore spinning yarns – using any medium I can get my hands on. Over at the blog, you’ll find my work, learnings, and my experiences navigating the art world.
I’m a firm believer that life’s too short for meaningless work. And ‘meaningless’ is whatever it means to you. But spending your prime hours earning money for someone else with products or services that mean nothing to you is a one-way ticket to a soulless life. It’s a life devoid of purpose, leading to an emptiness that’s hard to shake off. Trust me, I’ve been there.
We all have something valuable to contribute to the world, and we should be able to make a living doing just that. It’s a tough road, no doubt, but it’s also our best shot at living a life we love. As I navigate my way back to being a full-time artist (I took a hiatus from the nomadic dance life to be present after the birth of our daughter), I’m all in for sharing my experiences and insights with anyone itching to break free from the 9-5 grind and blaze their own trail.
At the moment, my life is a fascinating tapestry of projects – I’m immersing myself in the world of music, trying to learn the ancient practices of Qi Gong as well as Kung Fu, and continually diversifying my income streams through my artistic work. Every day is a new adventure and opportunity to learn, grow, and express myself creatively. I’m not just honing my skills but also learning to create a harmonious balance between the physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of my life – while trying to be the best father and husband I can be. Honestly, striking that balance is the hardest challenge I’ve ever faced. I’m also actively cultivating multiple revenue streams in hopes of being able to teach my daughter everything she needs to know about business once she needs it. It’s an exhilarating journey, and I’m eager to share my experiences, successes, and the inevitable challenges I encounter along the way.