I just got in from finally performing my cabaret! It went soooooooooo much better than I had ever anticipated! I would have been happy just to have my family and a few close friends show up, but the whole place was packed and they had to add in extra seats! I can hardly believe how quickly it all came together once I got the idea and started writing. It seemed like I had waited so long to do this, but the timing just wasn’t right until NOW. As soon as I began writing, things began to fall into place. I had been nervous about how personal the story was, but once I met with my director he really helped me shape the show and was able to let me know which were the very best stories to tell. He made me feel better to reveal what I have truly been here and showed me how important and valuable it was to tell this story since I am SO not alone in this experience. He helped me find an amazing accompanist right away who was really excited to work with us and didn’t need much pay at all! This went better than I could have ever hoped for and it felt so incredible to be up there in front of everyone that means anything to me doing what I love. I was very nervous when I began, but it did not take long before I felt completely at ease and in the moment. I don’t think I have ever performed this well, and it meant so much more because I WROTE IT! I made this happen! I feel so powerful! Not only did my friends come, a few of them brought their agents…who really loved the show! I know a few of them are already interested in representing me! Of course these were goals of this project, but I just really wanted to get it up on it’s feet. WOW! I almost can’t believe it….but I DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!