At this level, everyone is so good. Sometimes I think to myself, I have to keep up or prove something but the fact is, fun is all you need. Fun is infectious, energy is momentum. You start with fun and just run the gauntlet, there is nothing that can stop you.
The more I do improv, the more I feel like I'm someone who likes runs and tag outs. Sure it sounds hokey but it's the fun part of a harold or montage. That moment where everyone just builds and builds.
We had a string of tag runs tonight. I wasn't as active as I usually am but I was just enjoying the show. It wasn't hesitancy, it just existed. That's the one thing that you have to get over, there are no bad shows. If you think about it, there is always good and bad, but shows are shows. People are already ridiculously impressed that you're making everything up. The key is just love and support.
This is pretty personal but I've been trying to get over myself lately. I was in a place of gratefulness for awhile then I got what I wanted and I fell back into some weird stuff. It went from having fun to just not wanting to screw up. That's fear, I've never feared the stage. The fear is based in a need for recognition. I need to realize that I am good enough and I deserve to be where I am.
LIfe is too short to wonder what if. Just do it. If you're teammate kicks ass in a show, that's YOUR TEAM. SUPPORT THAT KICK ASS. RAISE THEM TO THE SKY!!!
That's what improv is all about. I'm a lucky man.