Zach Lichtmann brought a dynamic energy to GVK so it is no surprise that his first novel is called Dynamo. And he brings that dynamic force to living his dream. Megan and I were totally inspired talking with Zach about how he found his way to becoming a published writer, and a damn good one at that.
I believe that living your dream and your passion is the key to a fulfilling, happy and productive life. Once I found my passion for telling stories through acting I went at with my full being. My parents were concerned. How would I make a living? What if it never worked? What kind of a job is acting? They were not happy and wanted me to have a “backup” in case this thing didn’t work out.
My dreams of “telling a story” through acting never waivered, but, it did go through a metamorphosis. Having children shifted my passion for the life of a struggling actress. Long hours and late nights with little pay meant not being with my children and that was not something that felt good in my heart. I had been a struggling actress for close to 20 years. I felt that the Universe was telling me something when I was asked to come to a 10 hour rehearsal for a 5 minute role of the sleeping nurse on stage. That meant 12 hours away from my new born baby. So, I stepped away from it all. Had I been super successful, it may have played out differently. But, I trust the Universe, even if it is showing me something that I don’t think I want.
Soon after walking away, a play began to write itself in my head. With the encouragement of my beautiful husband, Jeff, I wrote it down and invited 50 friends/family members to bear witness to my new direction in life. I told them all before I began that I really didn’t know if this was going to be good and that I would let their reactions be my guide. I received a standing ovation with not a dry eye in the house. I had my answer.
And so began a new direction of the same passion. GVK is yet another path of that same passion. Who knows where it all leads, but, I will keep living my dream Knowing that All That Is rejoices when a soul shares it’s Light in it’s own unique way…
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