Jimmy on vacation

I Hate Going on Vacation

This is the blog you are getting this week.

I am pretty sure it’s not my best work.

I can live with that, since when you get this

I will be finishing up a five-day vacation with my wife, Lauren, and my daughter, Betsy.

It is our first official family vacation.

Hopefully, I will have not picked a fight with Lauren

because I don’t know how to relax or think I deserve

to even go on vacation.

The other problem is vacations are technically supposed to be fun.

The irony is not lost on me, since I teach improv, which, as you, know is all about having fun.

Sometimes I will finish teaching a class and as I leave the room I will hear the students say that was “really fun tonight.”

I think to myself, this is the case for those who don’t teach.

The point is, I struggle having fun.

No surprise.

Usually, the best part of the vacation is the day when I know I am going home.

The nice thing for me about getting older is that I am much more teachable than when I was in my arrogant 20s, 30s or 40s when I would never have the courage to go on vacation.

Even at my age the thing I have learned is that if you want to get better at something you need to at least start.

And five days is a good start for me.

Talk to you next week.

Looking to improve your long form improv? Don’t miss Jimmy’s next Art of Slow Comedy Level 3 class, starting Sept. 5!

1 reply
  1. Meg
    Meg says:

    Ahh, I completely understand Jimmy, thank you so much for sharing. I love knowing I’m not alone in my wacky thinking. The other side of the wackiness though is that every now and then fun finds me like a hummingbird suddenly coming into view, and that is always a delight.
    Love you,


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