Hey there. I can’t believe that its Labor Day 2012, and I finally have a chance to blog. Truthfully, it’s the first time that I’ve had a chance to think about something not related to my day job, acting, comedy, writing, and just life obligations. I let stress and wanting to be a jackie of all trades (my own term get in the way of being creative, to be honest.
I think the best ideas come to you when you’re just not putting too much pressure on yourself to be great and amazing. I recently watched a Michael Jordan documentary about the period of time in his life when he decided to quit the NBA after winning a championship and go play minor league baseball. Remember that? If not, no worries. The moral of the story is that he took some time away from something that he gave his whole life to, and took a step back to do something else completely unrelated.
He wasn’t great at it at first, but he wasn’t doing it to prove anything to anybody. He just wanted to try it out because it was something his father dreamed for him before he passed away. Jordan tried his hardest and realized that he was meant to go back to basketball.
Anyway, this drive and time away caused him to go back to his NBA career and have moments like the one below. In the end, it made Jordan a better teammate, better shooter, better player. So, I guess what I’m trying to say is that when life veers you in a different direction, maybe its because you’re supposed to learn something to make you stronger.