In 2014, I began my journey. For years I had been spinning my wheels in Corporate America, knowing I was ill-fitted to spend the rest of my days in a cubicle. Not because my girth would not fit in said cubicle, but because my ideas and creativity were bursting at the seams. You see, I’m what people would call a “dreamer.” Many of you probably rolled your eyes as you read that statement as if to say, “Really? Well, surprise, surprise.” I get that, I do. We dreamers get a bad rap most of the time. Especially from the Type A crowd. But I believe God has created both the practical and the impractical. In fact, I would argue that God often works in the most impractical of ways. My wife is incredibly practical. That’s why she is perfect for me. While my head is drifting into the clouds like an untethered balloon, my wife has a hold of my foot and keeps me grounded in a good way.
Which makes it all the more remarkable that she would fully support me as I ran out of my office building screaming like William Wallace, “They may take our lives, but they‘ll never take our freedom!” Ok, that’s an exaggeration. But to most people my decision to leave a steady paycheck was impractical. Especially because I was doing it to pursue a “dream.” I was going to work for myself in the world of Real Estate so that I could provide for my family and have the flexibility to pursue my true passion, the Arts.
Why am I rehashing all of this? Well, today I get to take another step on my journey. One that validates the impracticality of that decision two years ago. Today I make my professional theater debut. A lot of people don’t understand why I would talk about Theater and Real Estate together. They believe it reflects poorly on me as someone who makes a living in Real Estate to talk about my TRUE passion, as if Real Estate should be the only thing I think about. Well, I would politely disagree. I believe that many people have a job that they do, but spend a lot of their time dreaming about who they were created to be. There is nothing wrong with mingling those two things. Instead of living as if these ideas or sides of your personality are diametrically opposed, maybe we would do ourselves well to embrace both sides.
Most people want me to just be a Realtor, 24/7. That is what would make the masses comfortable. A neat and tidy box to put me in. But when the curtain goes up this evening at 8pm, I will be a professional actor. Most importantly, I will always be Geoff Desiato. Entrepreneur, Actor, Musician, Hot Mess. And that’s fine by me.
For more info on my theater debut at Limelight Performing Arts Center, check out www.limepac.com
Tickets are $20 and the performance dates are:
Friday, April 8 @ 8:00pm
Saturday, April 9 @ 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Thursday, April 14 @ 8:00pm
Friday, April 15 @ 8:00pm
Saturday, April 16 @ 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Thursday, April 21 @ 8:00pm
Friday, April 22 @ 8:00pm
Saturday, April 23 @ 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Friday, April 29 @ 8:00pm
Saturday, April 30 @ 2:00pm & 8:00pm