Happy New Year

Kimberly M Parker

Kimberly M Parker

As the New Year begins I reflect on these words scrawled on a yellow sticky note posted on my refrigerator door. “We finish…only to begin”. I have a lot I want to accomplish in 2014 and I have no idea (right now) how I am going to do it all. I also know I don’t have to know…I just have to keep putting one foot in front of the other!

I recently wrote, produced and performed a one-woman play in less than 90 days! Had I not actually achieved this, I would not believe it. I still figuratively pinch myself sometimes and ask “Did that really happen?” “How did I do that?” and now I am wondering “What else am I capable of?” and I get a little freaked out.

Because my play “Lost in Sound” was so well received and especially since I keep hearing stories of how it is helping people, I feel this huge responsibility to serve humanity through this play. I have a sense that this play and it’s ripple effect is much bigger than me and I have a duty and an obligation to bring it to more people. That is honestly what keeps me going when I feel like quitting…this is not about me…it’s so much bigger than me, more than I will ever know.

The biggest obstacle is my own fear about how to do that and I know this…nothing is impossible! The truth is…through this whole process…I have not felt like I really knew what I was doing! I have been simply following my instincts and facing my fears to push through to the next step. Since it has brought me this far and I don’t know how else to do it, I’m going to stick with this strategy! One thing I do know for sure is that when I let go of my fears and get out of my own way…amazing things happen!


One Comment:

  1. Nicely said, Kimberly. I’m confident that you’ll continue to “figure it all out” as you go along.
    You’ve made an amazing start, and your play is both informative and just plain fun to watch. I
    hope more people will have an opportunity to see “Lost in Sound.”

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