It's time for me to say goodbye to Crazytown...at least for now.
By Geoffrey Kidwell (actor)
As you may know from a previous post, I'm heading out of town for six months to do Rock Of Ages on the Norwegian Cruise Line.
I'm feeling all the things: excited, nervous, hopeful, a little scared, curious, proud.
All of it.
I'm going to be a busy busy bee for the next few months and I'll be living in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean where I hear the wifi is a bit spotty.
I've decided to step away from the blog for the time being.
When Ryan Scott Oliver asked me to join the team of writers here at Crazytown, I jumped at the chance. I've kept a journal for most of my life, and have always found comfort in writing about my experiences. At the time, I was in a rough place in my life. My career was pretty much dead. I was unhappy in my relationship and unhappy with myself.
I was depressed. It was dark.
Writing for the blog and sharing my experiences and struggles both as an actor and a human being trying to make it work in this life provided an amount of comfort and solace that I hadn't found anywhere else.
I remember the first time I wrote something that felt personal - sharing it felt like a risk. I thought, "What if people don't like it? What if people think I'm just feeling sorry for myself? What if I seem pathetic?"
The reaction was nothing but positive.
So many of you wrote back to me and shared your own experiences. You encouraged me to keep going. You allowed me to be vulnerable in a public space. Not very many people are given that opportunity. I will always be grateful to you for giving me that gift.
But now...it's time for us to say goodbye. Not for good. Just for now.
I'll do my best to keep you updated as to my adventures at sea. It should be quite an experience.
I'm going to embrace it with an open heart and an open mind, always remembering the support I have felt from my readers, most of whom I have never even met.
Four years ago I joined the blog and I never imagined what a fulfilling experience it would be.
Thank you for allowing me to be myself and thank you for sharing your own struggles and successes with me.
I am truly grateful.
All the best.
We'll talk soon.
AND NOW...THE WEEK IN WHITNEY HOUSTON!!!!
Last video for a while. Let's go with classic. Shall we?