Why are we alive? What is our purpose? Simply put, our purpose is to live.

As conscious beings, humans live the life we choose, so choose wisely. We can choose to be successful and happy, or choose to live on the streets, depressed and lonely. We can choose to have a job, choose to travel the world, choose to get fat, or choose to eat an ice cream cone on a hot summer day. We can choose to have close friends, or choose to work 3 part time jobs to support your family. We can choose our path in education, choose to max our credit cards on holiday shopping sprees, or choose to learn a new language. Every decision we make is a choice, whether we know it or not, that affects our lives in some way. Our choices are microcosms that make up the sum of who we are, and help define our purpose.

Avenue Q!

Avenue Q!

Helping others should always be at the top of your life goals. How can we help others? The biggest ways are to donate time and money. By volunteering at the local dog shelter or community theatre, you can make a HUGE impact on others. I have recently donated my time and musical skills to the Coronado Playhouse in their upcoming production of Avenue Q. This community theatre is dedicated to producing high quality performances, paring young artists with experts of acting, as well as pairing with another non profit in the community to spread their efforts.

Cast Members of Avenue Q

Cast Members of Avenue Q

The story line is told through master puppetry, an art form uncommon in todays technological age, in a Sesame Street after-school-special fashion, and focuses on young Princeton trying to find his purpose. Through falling in love, making mistakes, and learning that the internet was made for porn, (as sung by a cookie monster based character), we get to know all the characters on Avenue Q and learn about everyones purpose.

We learn the while we might have our eye on the one in the spot light, there might come a more seductive alternative. Making mistakes along the way is part of all our journeys. The moment you turn your mistakes into lessons, then you’re on your way to enlightenment. There are no wrong answers, there are no wrong notes, there are not wrong choices. There is life, purpose, lessons, and love. Following your heart isn’t always easy, but just knowing that there is no “right” answer can help us navigate the journey of finding our purpose.

She's sweet. She deserves to have the spotlight

She’s sweet. She deserves to have the spotlight

Kate Monster and Lucy the Slut aren't exactly "friends."

Kate Monster and Lucy the Slut aren’t exactly “friends.”

The theatre does a fantastic job of promoting itself around the community. With articles featured in the paper at San Diego State University, the local “Whats Happening For the Gays” magazine Rageand partnering with the SD Humane Society and Paws of Coronado, the people involved truly care about the community. And that, I suppose, is my purpose. To care. To help others. And of course, to spread the gift of music.

Sponsor Letter. Every Little Bit Helps!

Sponsor Letter. Every Little Bit Helps!


Color Your World

How easy is it to make a change? Easy. Super easy. All you have to do is…DO IT! Just like Nike has been telling us for years! I have lately been inspired by simple shapes, colorful displays, and thought provoking images. So I created something that might have those qualities.

Step 1. Buy duck tape. Or is it “Duct” tape? Who knows #whocares? Gotta get the durable stuff. Don’t sacrifice quality for price! (Value is greater!) I choose neon colors, because, well, we all know hot colors are on trend for this spring/summer! Right! 😉 Total cost? Less than $15.00 at Home Depot.

Step 2. Study Pinterest. With so many good people in the world, there is also as much good ideas, good art, good food, and good friends to go along with it. Pinterest is the perfect place to find all of those things! That’s where I got my inspiration. Now it’s your turn!

Step 3. Stick it on! Just make sure you use some durable scissors to cut it. It’s saves a lot of time. Remember, there are no rules to life, including duct tape art ( I looked it up: duct tape is the widget, Duck tape is the firm that branded itself the best). So create and make sure it looks awesome. If not, try again, I mean, it’s only duct tape!

Step 4. Enjoy! Invite all your friends to take pictures. This is actually in my alleyway, which coincidentally gets SO MUCH foot traffic. Maybe because we live in the most popular tourist town in the country? And one block from the sand? So I guess it’s going to get a lot of traffic. Perfect!