Something weird has been happening to me lately: I wake up and I feel successful.
I have not changed my diet. I am not getting enough sleep. And I am still not famous. But still, I feel successful.
As you know, for me, this not a normal feeling. And you could see why I would be uncomfortable with my life going well.
Well, I am not. I am actually enjoying it.
Putting up “World’s Greatest Dad” has really helped with that. For someone who has always wanted to do stand-up since I was a kid, this is the closest I have come to fulfilling my dream.
I also feel grateful that I get to teach to some really incredible people, who appreciate my style of teaching.
And I get to write a blog that people read.
I get to interview the best teachers and improvisers and artists for my podcast, but I’ve stopped putting pressure on myself to do it every week, and now I only do it when I feel like it.
I get to improviser at least once a month.
I have a great family with Lauren, Betsy and Coco the cat.
I have lots of friends.
For today, I love my life.
I know that this too shall pass, and sometime soon, I’ll go back to feeling miserable and like what I have isn’t enough, but for today, I just wanted to get it documented that I am actually happy so when Betsy gets older and she gets to know me better and she says something like, “Dad, are you ever happy?” I’ll have proof that for a couple of days in my life, at least, I was happy.