How I Became a Magician

April 12, 2018

 

Howdy folks! About half the time I perform, I am asked how I got into magic. The answer is a simple one, but it sent me on the most incredible journey of my life. To answer the question though, I have to take you back a few years.

I wish I could tell you some amazing tale of how I was struck by radioactive lightning and was granted the power of inhumanly fast fingers. Or that an owl flew into my room one day with a letter in its beak. But my first exposure to magic happened on December 25th, 2003. Enter little five year old me waking up one Christmas morning, shaking awake my family, and running down the hall to discover a plethora of gifts waiting under the tree. I frantically grabbed the first package I saw, and tore open the paper to reveal a brand new magic set. I was so overjoyed that I squealed, " I'm going to learn all of these tricks, but not tell anyone, cause a magician NEVER reveals his secrets." 

This wonderful and somewhat embarrassing moment of my life was gleefully recorded by my parents. What they did not know is that, on that day, they created a monster. I owe them so much for every amazing thing they have done for me, but for this most of all. As soon as I saw that magic kit, I caught "the bug." Life since that day has been crazy and wonderful. This amazing art form has become my passion, my hobby, and now my career. It has given me the ability to bring a little wonder back into the world.

Keep coming back to this blog to hear some crazy stories about life as a magician, and to learn some amazing magic tricks yourself. Signing off for now, hope to hear from you all soon!
 

 

 

 

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