I’ve been exploring magic as a hobby for about two and a half years now, though not especially seriously for most of that time. It began as a way to see how hard it was to learn basic sleight of hand (making something disappear and reappear to impress little kids), and at this point I’ve got a pretty long list of card tricks, half a dozen tricks I can do with my wedding ring, and a few other effects. I recently created a spreadsheet to help me keep track of the different tricks I know!
It’s gotten to the point where I’m asking myself why I’m doing this and where it’s going. Do I just want to pull out an occasional magic trick for friends and family, or am I after something more?
I don’t know that “professional magician” is a target for me. Definitely not right now. But am I open to taking magic as far as I took writing a few years ago, spending a part of my time doing it and making a bit of spending money on the side?
I’m not sure, and I’m not at the point yet where I need to make that type of decision, but it’s kind of fun (and kind of terrifying) to think about.
Almost as terrifying as this weird thing my wedding ring has started doing…