Finding Balance in 2015

After running a marathon, and performing nonstop at what I often call "Survivor Christmas," I find the need to rebalance even more than the new year often begs me to do. My partner in crime and I went to Iceland, found some Northern Lights, relaxed in the Blue Lagoon, took in an Icelandic opera, and got a taste of what it's like to spend a few days in mostly darkness and perpetual sunrise.

After the change in perspective, I've returned to my beloved NYC renewed, refreshed, and ready to rebalance in my own, authentic way. This month, I've sung as the soloist in a Beethoven concert and auditioned for television, theatre, and musicals. February brings the opportunity to teach fine young singers at a masterclass for the National Association of Teachers of Singing, as well as the chance to act in my NYC straight theatre debut. With a fantastic ensemble cast at 90x Arts, I get to play a broom-balancing waitress who embraces the Italian ways of love in the play Scapino!. Between auditions, rehearsals, and even a side job, it's been a very interesting 2015 so far to say the least.

What's next? I can't wait to find out. In the meantime, I'm continuing my work on The Peace of Persistence, interviewing incredible people who balance high levels of success with abundant happiness. Admittedly, it's a bit of a pet project for me, as someone who wants to reach those heights myself and learn from those who do every day. If you know someone who fits the bill, let me know! In the meantime, enjoy the start of this one-and-only 2015, and remember to find your own balance of the things that bring you happiness and success in life.