I'm Jonathan Sim. I'm 14 years old and I am a semi-professional magician. I have huge aspirations as to what I could do with my career. I have considered joining the Society of American Magicians, or possibly, NBC's America's Got Talent. In 2015, I was able to meet magicians Penn & Teller at their Broadway show. It was an unforgettable experience.
I first saw magic when I was four years old. To my best memory, it was magician David Blaine. I really liked what he did. My sister and my dad would do magic occasionally, and that inspired me to want to create bigger and better illusions of my own. The problem was, I was not smart enough to do that, as I was only in elementary school. So, when I was around eight or nine, I got my hands on a deck of cards, I went online and I began to learn magic.
The effects I learned were basic card tricks that could be taught on YouTube, but eventually, I was able to expand my horizons to more complex tricks.
Where do I go now in my magic career? I don't know right now, but I want to advance it, and I want people with me on the ride.
Magic isn't simply doing tricks and waving wands. The true magic lies in the connection you create with your audience and being able to inspire them.