On October 7, 2017, I experienced quite possibly the best day of my life. I saw my play come to life in front of my family and friends. The love of my life was by my side the whole time. My cast was fucking amazing and everyone in the theater lifted my spirits and my confidence so high that I thought I’d break through the theater roof.
Everything felt so right.
Even though I was so nervous my excitement rules over any other emotion surging through me. And after it was over I was overwhelmed with pride. Just so much pride. I have such amazing friends and such an amazing family. I have the most amazing partner in life and I just couldn’t believe it.
That night changed my life.
I savored every moment. And vowed that it would not be the last they saw of my work.
I was on cloud nine and then everything changed. The worst time of my life began after the best day of it. It’s indescribable, the pain your body goes through as it starts to shut down. I don’t want to share my health problems here in detail. I’m sick but I’ll be ok. I only mention it to acknowledge the fact that with every high comes a low to keep things balanced.
I wouldn’t have survived this low without my girlfriend. She literally saved my life and I realized that with every low, comes a reality that life has so many highs. Mine is in the form of a beautiful woman named Livv.
An amazingly thoughtful and caring friend named Mel.
My broseph and sister.
Even My dad.
Even when life completely sucks and I want to give up…I have my people to remind me that things will be ok. Somehow.