Transitioning Back to Normal Life
Finally, I was able to (sort of) return to work! I have been just itching to perform for some clients and this past weekend couldn't come soon enough. My first show since March!
If you didn't catch my recent blog, I performed in Europe back in late February, so my wife and I made a little vacation out of it. We were set to tour several countries for 24 days, and we somehow narrowly avoided the European spread of COVID-19. We arrived home in the United States just 2 days before flights were restricted. Little did we know that we'd be off work for even longer upon our return.
My heart hurts for all those who were affected by this pandemic. The countless folks who lost their lives, the people who weren't able to get unemployment or another type of income support, as well as the folks who were not able to stay at home. While many of us were holed up safely at home, many people (like my mother-in-law, who is a nurse), had to clock in even though they were putting themselves in harm's way. Towards the beginning, her hospital temporarily ran out of masks- so scary! Thank you to my community of great wedding and event vendors for being a helpful support system throughout the course of the pandemic. I'm so honored to be a part of this close-knit family.
I finally got some relief from the pandemic stress when I started getting NEW event inquiries again in late April. But anyway, I've completed my first event since the pandemic swept the nation, and I've even nailed down a few corporate events over the summer months. There is a light at the end of this tunnel. I'm so excited to get back to work that I can hardly stand it! Thank you again to all my clients who rescheduled their events- I can't wait to wow your guests with some magic and mentalism! I'm more ready than ever to hit the ground running with my new tricks, new stage show, and all of this beauty sleep I've gotten. I've been forced to do many exfoliating face masks lately, and my wife says I'm just glowing.
Nobody knows what the rest of 2020 will bring for a magician, or for the entire Dallas-Fort Worth corporate events industry for that matter. All I know is that I'm so thankful that folks are getting back to celebrating with one another and including my magic in their special events. I really have the BEST clients.
Here's a quick summary of the new precautions I'm taking at events:
If I need to get close to guests, I will wear a face mask. I was able to keep a pretty good distance from spectators last weekend, so I did not wear one then.
I am now keeping hand sanitizer in my pocket and I'm offering it to spectators after I've wowed them.
After every performance, I'm disposing of cards and other items that can't easily be wiped down. Anything that guests have touched is either cleaned or tossed.
I've eliminated all tricks that involve touching my face.
To add some magic to your next corporate event, adult birthday, or post-pandemic celebration, get in touch with me today! My performances are just as unique as your exciting events.
See you on the outside!