July 19th. Premiere night at the Hollywood theater in Portland. We had a great turnout thanks to an amazing amount of positive press in the days leading up to the show.
It is always an equally exciting and unnerving experience to watch your work in front of an audience for the first time. But in this case, trying to figure to what to say before the show was the most terrifying thought. Because the show aims so hard to be genuine, I knew I had to be too.
As I thought about what to say to introduce the series to everyone, I fell back on where it all came from. From my own attempts (and failures) to help. From everything I’ve learned, which actually doesn’t amount to great lessons but more questions and confusion.
Because what the series is about – and I think, a lot of life is – is trying to connect. Even when we don’t know how. Even when it’s messy. Even when it fails.
We’re now in process of getting it up online for everyone to see. In the next few days, all the episodes will be on our website. In a few weeks, we’ll have it on a number of platforms.
Thank you to all the people who’ve liked it so far. Who have supported it, and understood what it’s about. The misconceptions, the struggles, the universality of discomfort and a little bit of craziness (or a lot). Of need and not knowing. Of trying, and trying and never giving up. And of letting go.
And of course, the importance of laughing at it all:)