nicklinheap In an effort to really grow as an Artist, I challenged myself to step WAY outside my comfort zone and auditioned for the #FearExperiment and was accepted as a member of the Stepping Dance group!

Which means, me and some dozen other folks are going to be up there on the stage at the Park West on Nov. 21st putting on a damn good show, along with our fellow Storytellers and A Cappella singers.
I've included a link here with more info on Fear Experiment - and info on how to apply for the next one coming up!

Be brave - Be Bold - LIVE!

#Tickets" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://macncheeseproductions.com/offerings/fear-experiment#Tickets
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  •   nicklinheap If you can attend - please make sure to tag my name when you purchase tickets so I can do my part to fill all 750 of those seats at the venue! It's gonna be GREAT! 1w
  •   jahhollis That just sounds great. And some hard work. @nicklinheap 1w
  •   nicklinheap Thank you @jahhollis - I've always wanted to dance but never had the courage to really pursue it till now. So far, it's been really good and I think that by the time November gets here, it will be amazing! 1w

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nicklinheap Waiting... 1w
  •   outerfocusphotos Thnx for thinking I was photogenic as a derpy yogi. Our chat was more fun than the work! Stay in touch. 1w
  •   nicklinheap It really was my pleasure to have met you & I hope that we have a chance to hang sometime soon! @outerfocusphotos 1w

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nicklinheap Day 9: Orange -- Wearing my HS Alma Mater shirt today (OPRF Huskies!). #fmsphotoaday 2w
  •   elijah_noexcuses You shaved! 2w
  •   nicklinheap I did @noexcuses_riorat - sometimes I just need to start with a clean slate and cleanse myself of any old or negative attachments. I've found this is one of the ways that works well for me to facilitate that process. 2w
  •   jilly_ma_gilly You're a whole different fella without the goatee. They both look good. 2w
  •   nicklinheap Thank you, @jilly_ma_gilly - I am glad my "naked" face is appreciated. 1w
  •   brokeded I've missed you. Just wanted you to know. 1w

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nicklinheap Day 2: Stripes -- #fmsphotoaday 2w

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nicklinheap Day 6: I Need... a better cuddle buddy than my pillow, but it will do in the meantime, until the Universe deems otherwise. -- #fmsphotoaday 2w
  •   rocketstylin @nicklinheap idk that pillow seems pretty content put it out there and the universe will definitely follow through... happy tuesday!!!2w
  •   lesliebean2 Pillows can be even more comfortable 2w
  •   nicklinheap Thank you, Dana -- that was more or less my intent in creating this image: to communicate to the Universe that I was ready any time it was, to make that change... @rocketstylin 2w
  •   nicklinheap @lesliebean2 -- pillows don't hug you back and they certainly don't hold your heart... they DO help to get you to sleep, though, so that's good 2w
  •   brokeded those eyes..... 1w
  •   nicklinheap I've always thought they were my best feature, actually @brokeded 1w
  •   lesliebean2 It's true... They definitely don't hold your heart. But I'm also finding that i'm rather grateful that they also don't pick me up, drop me & then drag me around for a good long while before dropping me back off where I started. They make for an easier rest each night when your heart is safe & sound. 6d
  •   nicklinheap VERY good point! @lesliebean2 6d

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nicklinheap We Are All Made of Stars
- Moby

Growing in numbers
Growing in speed
Can't fight the future
Can't fight what I see

People they come together
People they fall apart
No one can stop us now 'Cause we are all made of stars

Efforts of lovers
Left in my mind
I sing in the reaches
We'll see what we find
People they come together
People they fall apart
No one can stop us now 'Cause we are all made of stars

People they come together
People they fall apart
No one can stop us now 'Cause we are all made of stars

Slow slow slow, come come
Someone come come come
Even love is goin' 'round
You can't ignore what is goin' 'round

Slowly rebuilding
I feel it in me
Growing in numbers
Growing in peace

People they come together
People they fall apart
No one can stop us now 'Cause we are all made of stars

People they come together
People they fall apart
No one can stop us now 'Cause we are all made of stars

People they come together
(People they come together)
People they fall apart
(People they fall apart)
No one can stop us now (No one can stop us now)
'Cause we are all made of stars
(We are all made of stars)

We are all made of stars
People they come together
We are all made of stars
(People they fall apart)
We are all made of stars
(No one can stop us now)
'Cause we are all made of stars
(We are all made of stars)
1mon

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nicklinheap http://youtu.be/RB4c_FIR5r8

I Wanna Be Like Me
- Sara Bareilles

Oh

What if I wanna be the one who
Never looks like anybody?
What if I wanna be the one who
Goes her own way?

Would you still believe in someone like me?

What if I wanna be the one who
Doesn't belong here?
What if I wanna be the one who
Won't fit in?

Would you find a new way to make room for me?

What if I don't wanna be like you?
Not to make you cry
What if I don't wanna be like you?
Just because I was made to be exactly like me

What if I don't wanna be like you?
Not to tear you down
What if I don't wanna be like you?
Because I found I was made to be exactly like me
I wanna be like me

Oh

What if I wanna be the one who
Doesn't need to hide?
What if I wanna be the one who
Won't apologize?
I'm not the enemy
Unless that's what you choose to see

What if I wanna be the one who
You never understand?
Do you ever think you'll ever want to still try to hold my hand?
To get through to you I'm still trying to

What if I don't wanna be like you?
Not to make you cry
What if I don't wanna be like you?
Just because I was made to be exactly like me

What if I don't wanna be like you?
Not to tear you down
What if I don't wanna be like you?
Because I found I was made to be exactly like me
I wanna be like me [Break]

What if I don't wanna be like you?
What if I don't wanna be like you?
What if I don't wanna be like you?
What if I don't wanna be like you?

What if I don't wanna be like you?
Not to tear you down
What if I don't wanna be like you?
Because I found I was made to be exactly like me
I wanna be like me
2mon

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nicklinheap Golden
- Jill Scott

Heyyy, Ohh, Heyyy,
Yeah, Ohh,
Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah
Yeah Yeah Yeahhhh

I'm taking my freedom,
Pulling it off the shelf,
Putting it on my chain,
Wear it around my neck,
I'm taking my freedom,
Putting it in my car,
Wherever I choose to go,
It will take me far [Chorus]
I'm livin' my life like it's golden
Livin' my life like it's golden, [X3]
Livin' my life like it's golden, golden
Livin' my life like it's golden, [X4]
Livin' my life like it's golden, golden

I'm taking my own freedom
Putting it in my song,
Singing loud and strong,
Grooving all day long,
I'm taking my freedom,
Putting it in my stroll,
I'll be high-steppin' y'all,
Letting the joy unfold, [Chorus]

I'm holding on to my freedom,
Can't take it from me,
I was born into it,
It comes naturally,
I'm strumming my own freedom,
Playing the god in me,
Representing his glory,
Hope he's proud of me [Chorus]

I'm living my life like its golden, golden, golden, golden, golden, golden [X2] [Chorus]

Livin' my life like it's golden,
It really matters to me, Ohhh
2mon

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nicklinheap Standing in the shadow - Looking towards the sunlight 2mon

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nicklinheap More Summer Flowers 2mon

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nicklinheap Utility need not be Beautiful in Design as well as Function 2mon

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nicklinheap More Summer Flowers 2mon

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nicklinheap I See You Down There 2mon
  •   templegirly Nice shot 2mon
  •   nicklinheap I had to stand at a pretty funny angle to building to get that framed right, so I'm glad no one was really paying attention to me just then @templegirly 1mon
  •   templegirly @nicklinheap It is great framing. I love those kind of shots! It is sometimes a bit embarassing to take them.Great work 1mon

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nicklinheap More Summer Flowers 2mon
  •   templegirly Gorgeous 2mon
  •   nicklinheap @templegirly - Thank you for all your comments on my Flower work. I'm so glad that you enjoy them! Always good to know that my work has an appreciative audience. 1mon

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nicklinheap I Choose You
- Sara Bareilles

Let the bough break, let it come down crashing
Let the sun fade out to a dark sky
I can't say I'd even notice it was absent
Cause I could live by the light in your eyes

I'll unfold before you
What I've strung together
The very first words
Of a lifelong love letter

Tell the world that we finally got it all right
I choose you
I will become yours and you will become mine
I choose you
I choose you
(Yeah)

There was a time when I would have believed them
If they told me you could not come true
Just love's illusion
But then you found me and everything changed
And I believe in something again

My whole heart
Will be yours forever
This is a beautiful start
To a lifelong love letter

Tell the world that we finally got it all right
I choose you
I will become yours and you will become mine
I choose you
I choose you

We are not perfect
We'll learn from our mistakes
And as long as it takes
I will prove my love to you

I am not scared of the elements
I am under-prepared, but I am willing
And even better
I get to be the other half of you

Tell the world that we finally got it all right
I choose you
Yeah
I will become yours and you will become mine
I choose you
I choose you
I choose you
2mon

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nicklinheap I Dare You

I dare you to sing from your heart
I dare you to laugh all the way from your toes
I dare you to tell me your Truth
I dare you to live in the Present Moment
I dare you to open your mind to accepting a Higher Consciousness
I dare you to stand before me with no walls
I dare you to love me with all that you are

And I dare you to allow me to do the same (a HUGE Thank You to my friend and inspiration, Nancy, for helping me to bring this piece into being tonight -- so blessed to have such a kindred spirit to call a Friend)
2mon

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nicklinheap This picture on the left was me at 14 ('90) and the one on the right was me at 33 ('08). The acceleration of age from when I began my transition at 24 to now at 39 has been steep, to say the least. These last six years in particular have seen som of the most dramatic shifts as my body starts finally catching up with my chronological age and the male-pattern baldness that plagues all the men (on both sides) really kicked into high gear. 2mon
  •   nicklinheap :laughing: I love both of your points, @brokeded & @chuckseye And it's with actually a lot of gratitude and some relief that all of me -- the inside and outside -- are finally teaching a state of cohesiveness and balance. For a long time, my various aspects were out of sync with each other - which caused a LOT of distress, so becoming a Whole Person has been wonderfully freeing -- embracing all of me including my wrinkles, balding and stomach paunch - is lovely and peaceful. I *really* like the person who looks back at me from the mirror these days and I fall a little more in love with his beauty every day -- something I wish everyone had a chance to experience. 2mon
  •   brokeded You're right- it's too bad that some people never get to feel this... 2mon
  •   tribalgypsyjewellery Wow!! 2mon
  •   nicklinheap @tribalgypsyjewellery - :blushing: I hope that's a good Wow 1mon
  •   tribalgypsyjewellery Definitely a good wow @nicklinheap 1mon
  •   heather_ladyh You really have beautiful facial features too Nick. Almond eyes and lovely shaped mouth. High cheekbones. Your skin looks great and who cares about hair? Well I would as a woman but the Hubster says .... Pffff what's the point? 1mon
  •   __neen__ You are an extraordinary and gorgeous human Nick! So happy reading about that greater sense of cohesiveness and balance. Inner and outer peace is what we all need, I wish it for you and all of us. Big kiss 1mon
  •   nicklinheap You guys... :crying happy tears: Thank you so much for all of your words of affirmation and reflecting back to me the beauty YOU see there in my face. It is such a gift to have such lovely and loving people like you in my life and I hope someday to be able to tell you so in person. May the Loving Spirit that is the center of all things continue to bless you @__neen__ & @heather_ladyh 1mon

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nicklinheap The picture on the left is from 2001 - the one on the right was taken tonight. Kind of incredible what 13 years can do to a body. Lot of History written on that face. 2mon
  •   sky_transformer @nicklinheap handsome as always 2mon
  •   nicklinheap Thank you @adianhuber 2mon
  •   nicklinheap @jahhollis - It is was the eyes of love and gratitude that I view both of those people and recognize that they each have their own Histories - both equally important to acknowledge and honor in my life. 2mon
  •   nicklinheap @isin_knight - It is a double-edged sward, the "gift" of beauty/attractiveness. I struggled mightily to fight what I was -- a very pretty girl -- to be able to become the man I am now. I had to walk into this Future more or less blindly because I had no idea how my body would mature. I am learning to love this new, more Present me (in every sense of that word) and accept what comes. I am grateful that he is just as pretty as she was - just in a different way, as you said. 2mon
  •   nicklinheap Thank you @sky_transformer 2mon
  •   nicklinheap Thank you @bethy_b -- my History is indeed a gift should I chose to embrace it and use it for the Greater Good. Otherwise, it's pretty rough, dark and scary to dwell in / on for very long. I tend to go there less often than I used to as I've learned to live more in the Present and think better thoughts about my future. 2mon
  •   tribalgypsyjewellery Beautiful :-) 2mon
  •   nicklinheap Thank you @tribalgypsyjewellery -- BTW - I really like your work, as well. Really beautiful combinations and accents. 2mon

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nicklinheap "Wishing And Hoping"
(originally by Dionne Warwick)

Wishin' and hopin' and thinkin' and prayin'
Plannin' and dreamin' each night of his charms
That won't get you into his arms

So if you're lookin' to find love you can share
All you gotta do is
Hold him and kiss him and love him
And show him that you care

Show him that you care just for him
Do the things he likes to do
Wear your hair just for him, 'cause
You won't get him
Thinkin' and a-prayin'
Wishin' and hopin'

Just wishin' and hopin' and thinkin' and prayin'
Plannin' and dreamin' his kiss is the start
That won't get you into his heart

So if you're thinkin' how great true love is
All you gotta do is
Hold him and kiss him and squeeze him and love him
Yeah, just do it and after you do, you will be his (You gotta)
Show him that you care just for him
Do the things he likes to do
Wear your hair just for him, 'cause
You won't get him
Thinkin' and a-prayin'
Wishin' and hopin'

Just wishin' and hopin' and thinkin' and prayin'
Plannin' and dreamin' his kiss is the start
That won't get you into his heart

So if you're thinkin' how great true love is
All you gotta do is
Hold him and kiss him and squeeze him and love him
Yeah, just do it and after you do, you will be his
You will be his, you will be his
2mon

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nicklinheap So this is one year post surgery and I think the first topless pic I've ever posted of myself. Pretty stellar work my surgeon did and an awesome bit of healing - incredibly grateful to finally feel like this is *my* body finally. Tremendously freeing to feel this comfortable in my skin - literally. 2mon

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