There are lessons we continue to learn over and over in life.
For me, it’s when to ask for help.
Given that I was born and raised in New England, a region known for its dedication to work ethic and the pride behind this work ethic, and I have high-achieving parents and an over-achieving genius brother, asking for help isn’t really in my genes.
When I became a mom, all that changed. That was round one of learning to ask.
Round to began with GAN-e-meed Theatre Project. I have no desire to create theatre on my own. It’s a social enterprise, creating theatre. It’s there for the community and is a community in itself. So I sought out the best I could find. And they, indeed, are the best. And I asked them for help.
But, of course, my pride took over at various points causing a personal system overload. I had to step back over and over, look at the big picture, and remind myself to ask for help.
As it turns out, the only thing you lose when you don’t ask is help. And we can all use a little help.
So, step one for all you like-minded thespians out there who want to create…just ask for help. It’ll be there when you need it.