She Nailed It
Briefly unpausing the IB Blog for a second, team.
In case you haven’t been watching TV for the last 6 weeks, it is the holiday season. It is a time for- among other things- reflection. Earlier today, a read something on the ImprovBoston Facebook Community that stopped me dead in my tracks and caused me to reflect.
I have written, deleted, re-written, re-deleted, edited, written, and deleted about 500 words introducing this post. I think the easiest way to intro it is, “she nailed it.”
Hey IB friends/strangers!
A lot of you probably don’t know me. I’m Kristina, I started going to Improv classes here about a year ago. With 2014 around the corner, I wanted to thank every last one of you guys for being super warm and welcoming and so freakin belly-laugh funny enough that I stuck with the classes long enough to get my first belly-laugh from a group of strangers.
I moved up here from Brooklyn last September, where I used to play music in a few bands, and never felt comfortable on stage or ever looked forward to performing. Getting into the comedy scene totally changed all that for me. I still squirm a little but in a good way.
Needless to say, I am hooked on the improv. and I’ve been going to the thursday night jams almost every week now to get my fix. I somehow found myself in a comedy troupe that does a long form improvised US history show.
This is an amazing community (although, some of my new york friends are convinced that it might be a cult the way that I talk about it). If you see me around the theater say hey! I know you from that post I saw on the IB facebook page! And I’ll be like, nooooo, thats an imposter!
Thanks all and have fun safe holiday times –
I’ll see you on the other side,
Here was my immediate reaction.
It is really easy to get caught up in the nuts and bolts of “X”, comedy included. It is really easy to get into your head and constantly ask, “what the $%& am I doing” after your dynamite callback didn’t get the reaction you wanted. It is really easy to just skip going to class or The Jam, or your friends show. It is really easy to over think and before you realize you could have done X, the moment to capitalize on opportunity is gone.
Most of all it is easy to forget that what we have is special.
Thanks for the reminder, Kristina.