I had the weirdest, most magical week.
You see, I'd gotten all uptight and perfectionistic as I was writing The Groove Kitchen info page. For something called The Groove Kitchen, it was a little light on the groove.
I was in a bit of a funk about it, but I knew enough to ask the universe to show me the way. And wow, did the universe deliver.
First, my partner Steph, who was in covid lockdown in NYC* and was digging deep for good streaming content, texted me: "Rewatch the first season of the Sopranos and tell me what you notice about the actors and their characters."
So I put episode one on and saw James Gandolfini, who played Tony Soprano, feeling for the character. He didn't know exactly who Tony was yet. Every character was a shadow of who they would become over the course of the series. I duly reported my insights back to Steph.
She texted back, "Exactly! In the beginning, the show was just an idea. No one knew who their characters were or where they were going. They could only feel their way forward. The show only became The Sopranos we think of later on. Something for you to think about in terms of the GK, B"
The universe was not convinced I'd fully received the memo, so a day later, I was talking to my friend Stacey who I like to call the aggressively positive life coach (I mean this in the best way) about my angst.
Stacey is super intuitive and said, "I feel like I really need to share this with you. Have you ever really watched the first episode of Seinfeld and noticed how they don't yet know what they're doing?"
I literally gasped and said, "Are you <bleeped for email> kidding me right now?!?"
Message delivered, universe:
--> It's about committing to the journey and not the outcome.
--> It's about not making every pitfall an indication of failure, unworthiness, or ineptitude.
--> It's about giving yourself and the thing you're doing a chance to evolve and become.
In that meta way of things, this is what The Groove Kitchen is all about. Whether you're on season one and are sinking into your character, or you're on season three and you need to rework the story arc, you can do that in the Kitchen.
Oh, and I rewrote the Groove Kitchen page if you'd like to check it out.
If you're looking for a safe space to get guidance and support while you're making it up as you go along, I'd love for you to join us.
Yours in angsty groovitude,
* Steph is back home and just fine.