My absolutely beloved and astounding friends
Please enjoy your stay here, like floating through a lupine meadow, or any regular laser forest full of wolves.
While I’m alive, I will laugh everyday, dance often, fall down sometimes, cry during commercials, listen to crud, make music, eat food mainly, fail a lot, conquer my fears, and be the best possible version of myself. My intention is to live life, go on adventures, and be weird while moving the planet one millimeter. Being on this journey with loved ones is the motivation for me to be alive. Time is steady, so I want to do much more good on this planet since I’m going to die someday.
Let’s be righteous by doing projects for everyone’s benefit. Living in Los Angeles, I have met some of the most creative, driven, and hilarious human beings that it motivates me to be better. I have a long way to go, but that’s why I like the process, I wouldn’t want to do it otherwise. Some people don’t get to follow their dreams, so it’s my responsibility to follow this through for them, as well.
I’ve taken the core Improv curriculum with the Upright Citizens Brigade, and I love it, and am constantly striving to be a better idiot. I’m very aware of how insane it is. Learning is my favorite process, although, I’m just OK with it. I respect all forms of improv, because ultimately, it’s a game humans play. That being said, “The Game” is a cool concept to explore.
Acting is a wonderful path to self-expression. I have studied with many wonderful teachers, like with Speiser/Sturges Acting Studio. I have studied Improv at UCB through the 401 level and I’ve done several of Killian’s workshops. I’m SAG-AFTRA, and will continue to push myself emotionally past my comfort levels until I’m sleeping in the ground.
Music is what I use to express my gratitude for every ridiculous moment’s beauty and majesty. I own a USB keyboard that I try my best to show how grateful I am for being alive. Music is an expression of my emotional landscape. Coincidently, my emotional landscape sounds a lot like SEGA Genesis music. I grew up playing piano mostly, and now I play piano mostly.
Martial arts is my ikigai, and the reason I wake up every morning. BJJ, Boxing, Muay Thai, Judo, Wrestling, and Karate are all astounding methods of applying physics in different scenarios. They all have such a rich history that coexists with and contributes to our own species’ human development. Martial arts helps me understand myself more deeply, and pushes me to explore my potential as a human being.
I’m fascinated by being alive, and all aspects of human nature. One way we can connect with other human beings and animals, is language. I speak English, some Japanese, and some Spanish. I also speak 100% non-verbal communication, but I am not able to effectively interpret it in real time! Applied Behavior Analysis is my favorite abstraction ever. The concept of reinforcement is the most important principle I have ever learned. Ever.
While living in Japan, my neighbor who was a child at the time, gave me a thumbs up and said, “Special” which melts my heart to this very day. What matters most to me is our connection to others, and how we all can grow with love. I adore anyone with a kind heart.
One occasions, I’ve had really magical encounters with animals. For example, a bird flew into our house while I was playing piano, so I played the flute for it in my room, I think it had a grand time. For years, I would always howl at midnight (super annoying) during full-moons, and one night a coyote howled back. We frolicked around in the mist for an hour. In the Grand Canyon, I was mauled by a deer for getting too close to its fawn. I adore everything, everyone, and consider ourselves capable of overwhelming greatness.
All my love in every possible world,
© Alan Godshaw