I took the leap / by Jennifer Paredes

And the net appeared. 

I made the decision to move to New York a few months ago, despite not having any clue how I was going to make it work. I followed my gut instinct despite the seemingly crippling fear that comes with changing your life, and I have been witness to the old adage: "Everything you've ever wanted is on the other side of fear." I'm uncovering gold, both professionally and personally.

Since my move, I have had the blessing to play a part in the workshopping of one of Tony Meneses' new plays, twenty50, at The Lark, commissioned by the Denver Center for Performing Arts. Representation matters, and I was fortunate enough to be in a room with profoundly intelligent, reflective, and collaborative artists, all there to help refine and refocus Tony's story. I had a bout of post-show blues yesterday and today, but I left feeling so inspired in knowing that there are seeds of stories beginning to sprout that will continue to trail-blaze a new generation of representation.

I am so grateful for all the support that I've had during this move from folks back home and from the new community I have yet to meet. There is more on the horizon, some of which I cannot speak to just yet, but I'd love for you to join me on my voyage thru this wild space-time-continuum. Stay tuned...