I don't know how many times I've had fellow Asian American friends, acquaintances, NAY, entire strangers (or what I like to call "future friends") say some variation on this theme to me.
They say it with this whispered tone...like we're in some kind of Catholic confessional - but we're totally not Catholic and I can see the desperate whites of their eyes, plain as day.
I've been a Good Asian. And now I want to do what I love.
This is closely related to:
- I'm thinking of quitting my job, too, Jenny. Help!
- I'm not happy with my job. I've sacrificed so much for a "practical career."
- I feel so stressed all the time. I feel like if I take some time to do something creative it will take away from the energy I'm putting into my job. (E.g. photography, painting, drawing, music, dance, writing, etc.)
- I really admire what you're doing Jenny. It's so courageous.
That last one really gets me.
Wow. You are so brave to do stand-up comedy.