Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Resilience, From A to Z

At a party last summer, I met two former theater majors who had moved to New York to pursue a career under the bright lights of Broadway. They had arrived just a few months before and all possibilities seemed endless. It is now almost a year later and while the world is still their oyster, in true recessionista fashion, it is important to think outside the box. Alisha Zalkin hasn't appeared on Broadway, but she is writing a documentary, appearing in an independent film and just released her first album, Finally Free. I had the pleasure of watching her perform in a cabaret and was amazed but her presence and powerhouse vocals.
It has been wonderful to watch my friends achieve dreams and reap the benefits of following their hearts. We are in a unique position, graduating from college and directly entering this economic climate, and it is an incredible feeling to conquer something that you may never have tried if things were a little easier. Hats off to anyone who has layed in bed at night, creating new dreams and reworking the old. The possibilities are still endless, and the world is still our oyster, now we just have to employ a little more creativity and a lot more faith.
And to Alisha, with her new album and the beginning of a career in the works. I can't wait to watch her shine under the bright lights. Listen to her CD here...


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