I’ve always had a love of magic. From the moment I realized that I could be a participant in inspiring awe, it’s been a passion. Performing magic tricks has really influenced the way that I approach life. Everything from the type of salesman and negotiator I am, to the way that I raise my kids comes back to magic tricks. It’s mostly about being a step ahead and embracing wonder than anything else.
For the last few years, though, I’ve let that hobby lay dormant in the back of my mind. I think that I’ve convinced myself that raising a family and building my career would leave no time for things like learning new tricks. A few weeks back, however, I took an awesome trip with some of my co-workers to Santa Fe, NM where the Amazing Bryan reminded me just how important it is to embrace wonder and awe.
I pulled out some old tricks and was much more rusty and clunky about it than I thought I would be. Since then, though, I’ve tried to keep magic at the forefront of my mind and have even started carrying around a deck of cards again. It feels good to get back into the swing of things. It feels even better to reinvigorate a hobby that I thought that I had let go of. In many ways, I’m starting over. In other ways, pulling old tricks out of the recesses of my brain is like a magic trick all its own.