Posted by: lifestory
in Pride on Jul 10, 2010
Hello, my name is Lauren Shaw, and I’d like to share a part of my story with you. I am a performer. Not the kind of performer who steps on stage and wows audiences with my ability to play an instrument, recite a monologue, or create a work of art. Rather, I am the kind of performer who gets things done and meets expectations. Much of my life I’ve been able to perform in a way that earns me enough praise to make me feel good about myself, and that achieves enough for me to stand out.
Today I want to tell you a little about my performances and about some times when the curtain rose and for one reason or another I could not get on the stage. I also want to tell you about the freedom I have found from the need to perform, the freedom to live a life without being chained to expectations and demands, applause or approval.