Over the years, I’ve met so many women who have incredible ideas for businesses, books, brands and more. When given the chance to focus on one passion, many of them have achieved success beyond their wildest dreams. As for me, I’ve always had a goal list a mile long that included landing a job in TV, writing a book, being published in a magazine…you get the drift. But if you asked me what I would do with my life if money weren’t an object and I could pick exactly what I truly wanted to do? Well, after the experience I had this past weekend, my answer would be simple. Write and perform in a musical.
I’m not going to say the words “Broadway musical” because while that’s the ultimate dream I am totally realistic about the competition and would much prefer producing a show that becomes a sleeper hit like “Menopause the Musical.”
So let me explain why I’m finally revealing what my ultimate passion is. It’s writing lyrics and performing on stage. Sure my lyrics are typically song parodies, but nevertheless, I have always felt I was at my best when I was from conjuring up catchy words to bring a story to life through song.
This year, I got the chance to write lyrics, a script and perform a musical for my local synagogue and I have to say that while it was incredibly challenging — it was one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve had in a very long time. I was fortunate enough to have several talented writers work with me to perfect the script and it was truly amazing to see our lyrics brought to life on stage.
The last time I felt so excited about the process of creating an original musical was when I was back in high school. Back then, my dream in life was to appear on a Broadway stage but somehow those plans were sidetracked by rejections, relationships, and life in general. Fast forward more than 25 years later (wow, is it that long) and here I am back feeling that same excitement that coarsed through my veins at the age of 16. Sure, I’m now 43, but I am wiser, have better connections and if someone decides they want to reject me, then I will just move on and find someone else who might just say yes to my dream.
So there you have it. I have officially put it out there. I am going to write a musical — I’m not going to say it’ll be on Broadway but I will say that I am going to take the time to figure out the story I want to share and from there, I will bring it to life through clever lyrics and lots of jokes. Stay tuned world…I’m ready to finally take you by storm by going after the one dream that I’ve always been the most afraid to pursue. Never say never…it’s time to reach for the musical stars!