Here I am at 2200h MDT. I am listening to the BBC World Service. My partner packs her suitcase. The dog wanders around. He sniffs, knowing we are leaving him for a few days.
Tomorrow night, after work, we will drive to Colorado for the start of my first-ever comedy tour.
I have a list of segments, but I have no idea what I am going to say. I prefer to make things happen with the audience in the moment. “Community through comedy” is the rallying cry.
I have been incredibly moved by the support I have received. The donations through the GoFundMe page are overwhelming. Friends have been spreading the word in Fort Collins, CO and putting up flyers (Is it fliers? I never know and every time I look it up, I get more confused.). My partner has done it all: helped create flyers/fliers, publicised on Facebook (which I still refuse to use), shared with friends, planned for video recording and helped me work out a set list.
I have no idea what will happen, but I know this is my dream, you are my friends and this is my life.
I hope to see you there.