Performing in a New City

Seattle

Two weeks ago, I moved to Seattle. Things out here have been extremely interesting and fast paced. Everything is different and everything is similar.

It’s so green out here! I come from Colorado, a very dry and desert-like place. Colorado has amazing mountains, but very little water in comparison to Seattle. Out here, things are green year-round and right now, everything is starting to bloom.

There’s so much water out here! Every time I go over, under, across, and see a bridge, I say one of three things: Wow, Pretty, or Water! Right after that it’s usually: Look at the boats!!! It’s going to be a while before I get over the visual stimulation of this city.

The bus system in Seattle is very functional. I’m getting used to keeping a few dollars on me to be able to take the bus instead of taking my car. That being said, I’m still very happy to have a car in Seattle. It gives me the freedom to move around as I see fit.

The Job

I didn’t get the job that I was going for at SEOmoz, which is quite a bummer. Their lack of communication after the interview process is quite annoying, but other than that, it was a really fun and intense interview process. I’m slamming out the applications daily now. Amazon, Microsoft, and small to medium sized businesses, I’m applying everywhere for marketing, internet marketing, SEO, and administrative assistant positions.

I’ve decided to also try and get my own business up and running. I will be building websites for small to medium businesses using the WordPress platform. I will then maintain these websites and do freelance SEO, Social Media Marketing, and Inbound Marketing for new clients. I’m getting my portfolio up and running and I plan to announce the new business over on http://www.capacityanddesire.com/web/. I will also be doing an online fundraiser to get my new business off the ground. Please check back this Thursday for more information!

C+D Performance

I’ve been performing with New Vision Dance company for two weeks now. We have a performance coming up on May 5th and 6th. I’ll be posting about the show later. It’s been fun working with NVDC. We’ve already done a photo shoot and finished up choreography on one piece for the show.

Fire dancing is a blast out here in Seattle. There’s a really big community of fire performers out here. I’m working with NW Fire Conclave for the Burn as their Assistant Shin. We’re working on some very fun choreography and fire costumes. New choreography is leading me to learn new skills and is pushing me to develop myself as a performer.

I’m looking into getting a performance troupe going. This is a long-term project though and I’m definitely going to have to take the time to start developing costumes.

Now that I’ve finally settled in, I plan on getting back to posting 2 to 3 times a week from now on. As always, thank you for reading and please share Capacity and Desire with your friends!

More Capacity and Desire Site and Life Updates

One thing I’ve learned while working in an office setting is to always keep backup-reserve stores of coffee creamer for the days where everything goes weird.

A Tale of a Stolen Car

Denver Cruiser Ride Bicycle

I'm going to need a new ride.

Today is one of the weird days. First, apologies to any morning readers for the delayed post. I meant to write this post last night, but instead spent a few hours looking at getting a new car (long story short, my car was stolenĀ last Thursday and now I need a new one). It has been a weird week! I’m not used to having things stolen. I’m the person who goes out of their way to know where all of their possessions are. Having an entire car disappear is a bit unnerving. I’m figuring it out.

Life Changes and Performances

Well, while we’re on the subject of my life, I might as well share some current happenings with all of you. I have a dream job interview coming up Friday (wish me luck please!), a going away event this weekend, and I’m hoping to schedule one or two last performances in Denver before I head off to Seattle.

Ah! I can’t wait to perform in Seattle. I’m looking forward to being in a new performance scene. There’s always so much to learn, so many ways to improve and get better at everything! I’m going to need to step it up in my costuming, clowning, and fire routines. There are many friends on the West Coast who live the glamorous performance life. I’m hoping to learn from them and work beside them. If any readers know a performer, troupe, group, music collective, or artist collective that I should get in touch with in Seattle, please shoot me an email, contact me on the Facebook page, or hit me up on Twitter!

In the meantime, life has been spent constantly studying marketing, advertising, writing, design, SEO, social media marketing (the right way), dancing, website coding, networking, etc. Throw guitar into that and you almost have the full mix!

The Capacity and Desire Site

I am happy to say that the next and last links have been added to the site. The banner is the next thing on the list to start fixing/working on. After that I think I’ll work on optimizing the code of the site while adding professional and performance sections. My goal is to have three articles per week for Capacity and Desire readers. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday posts! If you haven’t checked out Monday’s Burning Man article, go check it out now and as always, please like C+D on Facebook and share the site with your friends. Friday’s article will most likely be a reviews and rants article!