There are three things in life that bring me extreme joy: my family, being among tall pine trees (oh, that scent), and performing. I guess you could say that the stage is my "happy place": there is nothing that energizes me like performing for a live audience. I feel as though this is what God intended for me -- He gave me the gifts, and it's my purpose to refine them and apply them to my craft. To borrow (and adapt) a line from Chariots of Fire, "When I perform, I can feel His pleasure!"
I cannot imagine a future without performing -- any more than I could live without breathing!