Tuesday Thoughts

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Have you ever had a weekend that turned out to be your “Wake Up Call?” Well, while I wasn’t really expecting it, that’s what this past one was for me. For the past few weeks, I have been using a lot of excuses to explain some of my recent behavior: relationship problems, the weather, illness, the weather, a somewhat busy schedule and, you guessed it, the weather (winter has been hellacious this year). Now looking at this list you could admit that they could be legit reasons for my laziness, lack of motivation, focus and drive, but as with all excuses, when it comes down to the nitty-gritty that’s all they are, excuses. But let me tell you, looking back on the past few days my eyes have been opened to renewed possibilities and I was able to recognize a few things that, if this spell comes around again, I can take comfort in and move on.

1. I am surrounded by family and friends who love me. Love may mean different things to different people, but my core group of supporters and loved ones, help me be the best me I can be, especially during the rough patches. (hugs, air hugs, and text hugs need apply)

2. That while it may seem choppy at times, I realized that each time this year,  when someone has asked what’s going on with me, I have been able to say I am either in rehearsal or flexing my artistic muscle as a teaching artist with Stella Adler. (win!)

So as I aired out my room on a sunny Saturday afternoon, jamming to Journey, Fleetwood Mac and Earth, Wind and Fire, I took note of all the good in my life and that I can only go up from here!

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Ciao!

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Monday Musings

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Morning All!!

I believe it’s safe to say that I am back in the New York swing of things full-force. Let me tell you that since my last post I have: walked all over downtown Manhattan, had my first read through with the great cast I get to work with this month on “Night of Power,” experienced harsh, cold winds, giant flakes of snow, misty rain and almost 60-degree weather over the course of six days (woof).

So, to put it more bluntly: I’M BACK!!!! and I, honestly, couldn’t be any happier.

While listing the extremes of the week I forgot to mention how I ran into good friends (Christina, here’s to you), had another audition with a very reputable theatre company in Connecticut, really hit the ground running with my “urban beauty” pics of the city on my month-long messenger route, and have started the harrowing task of trying to build some sort of website for my acting by the end of the month. Plus! My cousin Lauren and her boyfriend Hope came over on Saturday night as a needed balm after the New Orleans Saints loss (Who Dat! forever).

I guess what I’m trying to get at is the idea that no matter how long your vacation may be away from the city, as soon as your plane touches down you immediately get back into the swing of the things! 🙂

More to come as the week pushes on,

Ciao