The Contrast

The Contrast
Lift Big, Sing Big, Look Great Doing It.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014


Today is my birthday. November 11th, Veteran's day and also the birthday of Leonardo DiCaprio.

I believe a summation of the past year is necessary...

This time this year I was singing Frank Maurrant in Street Scene, my last show at OCU. I had achieved the best physique of my life, my lowest weight. I was finishing school, preparing a recital, and also gearing up for a few auditions. A handful of possibilities. 3 stacks of high society. I thought that they were tickets to my life for the next year. I wasn't sure, but I had confidence...

Those auditions pulled up nothing...

Lucky for me, I already had work lined up, including a summer young artist program. In fact performing for me this past year was nothing short of successful in terms of basic numbers. I got to perform 5 new roles with 4 different "companies." Frank Maurrant in Street Scene, Revival Worker in Elmer Gantry, Zuniga in Carmen, 1st Guard in Dead Man Walking, and the title role in Don Giovanni.

And somehow, through all of it, I was able to continue to plow through the hard times, make things work in an intense schedule, and continue to progress in my lifts. Clean up my form, work past the stupid injuries, work with life, money, jobs or lack there of, and still come up on top. I got leaner, I got stronger, I gained fans and haters. Life got harder, then easier, then confusing, and now a glimpse of clarity.


My goal of becoming a Certified Personal Trainer was accomplished, and now I've started my own online business. I have clients. I'm helping people get their goals and walk down that same road that I took over a year ago. I'm shaping Shark Fisherman and Lion Killers, gettin people strong and lean. Fuckin' proud of it, too.

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Rarely do I feel like I've become older or that I've changed when my Birthday rolls around. However, I certainly do this time. My perception of the world has changed dramatically, one could argue for the worse, but I would disagree. I would say that honesty, hard work, and basic cold hard facts have become a part of the every day vitamin regiment. The idea of being an adult is starting to fade from being a concept to a full blown reality. The crutch of school has finally left my side, and now I'm slowly trying to ween myself off the financial dependence of my parents. For both of our sakes. This time next year I hope to make that a reality.

I'm looking more and more to the future, but keeping my nose to the grindstone. I'm trying to let the discomfort of the present make a way for the success of what's to come. 

My goal? 

There are no strings on me...I'll just leave it at that.

Until next Birthday...

Lift big, Sing Big, and Look Great Doing it.

Ya birthday boy,
Ol' Yeargain

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