I still remember the day that I finished my thesis degree, it was a really happy day! The feeling that it was finally over, all those years of study, working, writing. Finally, I was going to get my electrical engineer degree! I took me around 7 years and a half to get my degree. I did enjoy it a lot though, there were the best years of my time there.
By that time, I started to read tons of books, I was going to magic classes every week, I took storytelling classes, I was playing football very often, took some harmonica lessons, was watching lots of movies and TV series with my dad, and the thesis itself was a really fun project. Very memorable and unforgettable days.
But as soon as I finished it, I felt that a cycle was coming to an end, I could finally start fresh and start something new (well not right away :p, first I took a vacation to Argentina and went to the South American Magic Championship (FLASOMA) in Uruguay).
So after that, I started working as an engineer, but also changed my magic teacher, the one that helped me improve and go beyond my current knowledge.
I think It’s very important to finish cycles or chapters in order to keep moving on. So we don’t get stuck doing the same things otherwise we get bored and sometimes depressed.
And I’m having that same feeling all over again! I’ve been doing the same magic routines for years, rehearsing, practising, performing and improving them. Some of them I’ve learned them 6-7 years ago, and every time I perform them, I know what I’m doing, I feel comfortable and happy doing them. Well, of course, I always try to improve them so I can get better every day a little bit more. But at the same time, the same feeling of not moving on, stuck in a cycle doing the same routines is also frustrating. So I put myself a goal.
In August, specifically the days 3rd,4th and 5th I’m performing my one-man magic show at The London Improv. The show it’s called “The Secrets of Magic”.
Thomas Dixon: The Secrets of Magic
In this performance, I will guide you by my side into the world of magic. Tricks and magic, is it the same? Why do we keep the secret? Why do we do magic? Is it real? I will answer this and other questions during my show. Combining some of the old routines that I’ve been working for ages, a few new routines and all the knowledge that I’ve acquired from my teachers, mentors, friends, classes, seminars, books, DVDs, performing and testing everything for almost 10 years.
So If you are around August in London, come to see the show :).
You can find the tickets at www.bit.ly/Secretsshow