I am so late to the Hamilton game and to be honest, at times I wondered if it was worth all the hype. Guys, it's worth all the hype and then some! Here's some reasons why I'm "helpless" over Hamilton:
- You know it's a good musical when you walk away singing all the songs and downloading the album before you get home!
- I love when I learn something (literally everything about Alexander Hamilton's life) or my perspective is changed (coming from Virginia I've always been a #TeamJefferson girl).
- But I think the thing that's moved me the most is Lin-Manuel Miranda himself. He wrote so much of himself into Hamilton. People who know him say that he was/is always writing. "Why do you write like you’re running out of time?" As someone who's written so much this year I can't get Lin-Manuel's work ethic out of my head. How can I tell stories so beautifully and moving? Can I use my life experiences to enhance a story as beautifully as he has? His fingerprints are all over Hamilton!
- Choose your words carefully. You can move the nation with just words.
"I'm the one thing in life I can control!" - I submitted to The Sundance New Voices Lab and the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival. Both I almost talked myself out of. I had a million reasons not to and a hundred hoops to jump through to make the deadlines. I'm sharing this because at the end of the day it's up to you. And...
"I'm not throwing away my shot!" - If you haven't seen me dancing around with Busta Rhymes on Jimmy Fallon check out this throwback Thursday!
"Look around, look around at how lucky we are to be alive right now."
Love Always, Xx