I absolutely LOVE what I do… L - O - V - E !!!
"Enthusiasm is one of the keys to life"- This was an important lesson I learned from my darling dad.
But today, "enthusiasm" can almost have a negative connotation to it, and that's just wrong. I know, if channeled the right way, enthusiasm allows us to take risks we wouldn't otherwise take and, therefore, it allows us to go places we never thought we could.
My dad wasn't alone in his belief in the power of enthusiasm. Some of the most respected scholars and theologians have been believers in enthusiasm for generations --
"Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm." -Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Enthusiasm is the most important thing in life." -Tennessee Williams
"To waken interest and kindle enthusiasm is the sure way to teach easily and successfully." -Tryon Edwards, Teacher
"It's faith in something and enthusiasm for something that makes the life worth living." -Oliver Wendell Holmes
So today I present my new website and… drumroll... I'm starting a blog! Why a blog now? In a world that seems to be leaning toward apathy and cynicism, I continue to have faith in the untapped potential of human beings and continue to be enthusiastic about teaching, learning, creating, performing and sharing music. I constantly feel inspired by a myriad of things.
So this is a place where enthusiasm is a really great and powerful thing. It's a behind-the-scenes glimpse of Hollywood and the human spirit. It's a personal invitation to hang out where limits are limitless and inspiration is contagious. I hope you'll join me!