Back in the day I posted about the “Coffee Compatibility” I have with my boyfriend. Over the last two and a half years I’ve learned there is much more that we share then just our coffee and ice cream preference. What I most treasure is our shared love for the performing arts. Although we’ve only once done a show together in our teenage years, I’ve had the pleasure of being able to watch him continue his love for being on the stage.
In the last handful of years I have kind of navigated away from performing myself and turned towards the behind the scenes production side of things and it has been fun to see him taking on more projects in that regard as well. Although he does still grace the stage every once in a while, his skills in show production seem to grow more and more every year and it has been exciting to watch his journey. Since I switched jobs last June I haven’t taken on that many side projects myself so it has been exciting to start putting myself out there again in the last few weeks.
In formatting my resumes, and yes most performers have two, I’ve come to find that I really do have a crazy background that has come together to get me to the point I am at today. Now I’m looking towards the future with the excitement that we might actually get to work on a project together in the coming year. Last time we were both a part of a show it was on stage, so it will be exciting to now be working together behind the scenes.
It’s been a massive transition as I moved away from someone who had no involvement in my passion for the arts to someone who shares it with me in every way possible. We can talk shop without worrying about having to explain everything. We can go see productions together and evaluate them as not just patrons, but those who have been on the other side as well. It is a pleasure to respectfully bump heads with another person’s creative vision because I’m just happy that he has one! I think our strengths and weaknesses really compliment each other and that is why I hope we continue teaming together in the future on projects since we’re already teaming together in life.
Moving into the new house in a few months will be stressful with all the projects we’re looking at tackling within the performing arts, but I’m so thankful we’ll have more floor space to rehearse in. Coda will finally be safe when we are staging numbers without having to hide on the couch to stay out from under our feet. It seems like each day I learn more and more about our compatibility and it makes me happy that he so persistently stuck it out with me. He always seemed to know that this would work, but I’m elated that I’ve had the opportunity to now see it myself on so many levels.