Hello, my name is Anna Harris. I am now officially a performing member of the Magic Castle. I just recently passed my close-up gallery audition and now I can perform in the close-up gallery for brunch once a month. I am very happy and proud of myself and the hard work I feel I have put into accomplishing this however… I am working even harder to watch myself. I see many magicians who let their successes go to their heads and I feel that it has poisoned them. Some that I know of have even become cruel. I do not want to be a part of this. I don't want anything I do to go to my head and I don't want to ever talk down to other magicians as I've been talked down to when first starting out. I want to befriend people in the magic community however I have found groups that don't want to befriend magicians that they feel are "under" them. I just remind myself to always be kind to magicians. No matter what their levels are and that we all started out at the same level of knowing nothing at one point. No matter how far we come please remember to be kind to other magicians and not let things go to your head. Because it will never turn out pretty. This has been bothering me for so long that I feel that I have to speak.