I started writing this post a few days ago, and it's still a little jumbled. I don't know what's wrong w/ me lately, but the writing isn't coming as easily as normal. Apologies.
The Tony's were tonight. As always, they inspired me, got my creative juices flowing, and really revved up my engine to throw myself back into my acting/dancing/singing work - because one day, I WILL be on that stage!
Then I got a little annoyed/discouraged that this ALWAYS seems to happen. I feel like I start to slack off, get complacent, fall into a sedentary routine, then I'll see a show or be performing again and it'll kick me back into gear. I realized tonight that it's OK that motivation ebbs and flows. When it IS there, grab it and run! Don't feel discouraged because you have to jumpstart yourself and your goals and dreams YET AGAIN - at least you're still able to get revved up about whatever you're pursuing!
Whenever I get my motivation mojo back, I always get on the one-track-mind of "I need more discipline and focus." If I just work at it harder, think about it solely, then I won't lose track again.
This time I've realized, I need a plan - I can't just SAY I'm going to do these things, because it's all too easy to forget, or get sidetracked, or simply cheat myself. I've realized over the years that I'm not one for concrete commitment - I like keeping my options open.
--Eat cleaner, dance more, try Muay Thai, and if that's not for me, then find a regular kickboxing class. Hone my skills, become the best I can be, because I'm in this for the long haul, and someday, it's gunna be me on that stage. I want to be graceful and strong and beautiful and lithe, and flexible, jumping like a stag, perching like a cat, with the strength of a bear but light as a swan.--
These are all too broad - something I've always struggled with. I need to make trackable goals, otherwise I'll start out towards my goal but become discouraged and fall by the wayside because I can't see any progress. Yes, I have the mentality where if I want something, I'll do it - but I've found I've been using that as an excuse NOT to try things, too. If I don't feel that unshakeable "impulse", then I figure I already CAN'T accomplish it, so why bother? But this (I believe), is another instance of selling myself short.
Let's take eating cleaner. I eat out of boredom, and frustration. Not good. I also have this trick where I can think and fantasize about food so much I make myself full. But I think I've also begun doing that and making myself think I actually ATE everything I'm thinking about so that's why I'm feeling fat and not toned, even though I KNOW I'm not "fat". So, if I actually DID eat, only when I was hungry, and only lean, healthy meals, I think I could help myself out of with weird little debilitating quirk.
Now, let's set a goal that would be relatively easy to accomplish - 3 days. Would it really kill me to follow a strict regimen for three days? No. With a little bit of planning and focus, it'd be easy. I think it would also help me if I wrote out WHY I wanted to eat cleaner/results I expect:
-Feel better (physically and just as a better person, knowing I'm not putting processed junk through my system)
-More energy leads to better focus
How do I accomplish this? Grocery shop for three days worth of meals - carefully reading labels to make sure they don't have any unpronounceable crap, stocking up on fruits and veggies. I've never liked to plan out recipes days in advance, because how do I know what I'll want to eat that day? But if I picked up staples for some healthy recipes, have everything on hand already, I can be prepared to make some healthy meals, while still leaving my options open. I would also need to make sure I have healthy little snacks on hand (like making my own mix of almonds and cranberries) so I don't break down and snack on the tasty little treats my rm brings home (cereal bars, chocolates, etc. My will is so weak when it's easy and convenient :P). Also, if I think I'm hungry, drink a huge glass of water (or two!) before I reach for the goodies. If I'm truly hungry, all well and good. At least I'll be getting more water in my system either way - something at which I'm notoriously bad.
So, eating well, that's pretty easy to set a goal and track. Why do I have such trouble making track-able goals in other areas of my life? I become stagnant and seem to sit on my laurels instead of DOING something. It's like this video says - just decide! WHY do I have such trouble doing that? Why is it so hard to figure out what I actually DO want?
I took my first Muay Thai class last night. It was a free introductory class at Evolution Muay Thai on 27th street, and I really enjoyed it! Of course, I've never felt like more of a dancer in my life - in a room with all of these obvious hard-core workout people, there I was :P Someone even commented on my ballet training - hah! It was funny, but nice. And what a workout! Everyone was super nice and helpful - taking it slow with me and giving good pointers on stance, placement, and form. I definitely feel like I was made well for boxing - it felt so...right. Of course, I wound up hurting my left foot. During the drills I accidentally kicked and connected with the top of my foot instead of my shin. Ouch. I've been icing and putting various medicated creams on it - hopefully it's not seriously injured. Wah Wah. And I can sure feel it in my arms today! It's great.
We got home last night (Carolyn went with me - I'm so glad she did!), and I started the chicken marinating for a new recipe then hit the shower. I'd found a new recipe that was pretty simple, and I had all the ingredients already on hand. Score! We ate the four chicken pieces...and were still famished. We then had two cereal bars (shame on me - but I haven't officially started my healthy eating yet!), and were still hungry. We shared a can of soup (not as healthy as home made soup, but it's all we had on hand). We were still a bit peckish, so I made lactose free chocolate milk, and brought out the Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. Yeah...Since I'm definitely going to take up some sort of sport like Muay Thai/kickboxing on a regular basis, I gotta make sure to have proper sustenance waiting for me at home!
The recipe was good, but it was reminiscent of my favorite pork chop recipe - a lemon based marinade, but not quite as good as the pork chops. But I bet you'd enjoy it - so here it is:
Lemon-White Wine Grilled Chicken
1 TBLS grated lemon rind
2 TBLS fresh lemon juice
2 TBLS dry white wine
2 TBLS extra virgin olive oil
1 TBLS oregano
1/2 tsp dried dill
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
1 TBLS minced garlic
4 s/b chicken breasts
1/4 tsp salt
1. Combine first 8 ingredients in a small bowl - mix well. Reserve 2 TBLS of marinade. Add chicken to marinade - turning and coating well. Put in a plastic bag with marinade and refrigerate for at least 15minutes.
2. Heat up grill - spray w/ cooking spray. Place chicken on grill, discarding the bag and used marinade. Cook 5-6 minutes or until done.
3. Stir salt into the 2 TBLS reserved marinade and place on chicken when served.
Notes: My rm has a panini press that we used, so the chicken cooked on both sides simultaneously and the meal was ready in about 5 minutes (since they were small cutlets). If you don't have one, use whatever you have and cook 5-6 minutes on both sides.
Icing my foot while enjoying some dinner and Chuck
I've given you food for your body, now I leave you with food for thought:
"The initial and important belief is the one you have in yourself. You will not survive--in any profession--if you wait for others to validate your place and your worth. You have to believe that you deserve to be an actor or a writer or anything. Of course you need to work and train and to take advice and criticism, but if you fail to establish your place and your worth, you'll crumble and bend each time you're told you don't matter or you aren't doing well. And this will happen. Many times. So earn your own belief in yourself before you go about asking others to validate you." Marian Seldes/Conversation with James Grissom/1984.
Can we just take a minute to freak out about the latest Game of Thrones episode? Not being a reader of the books, I'd only heard rumors about how epic this episode would be. I didn't want to get overly excited and have super high expectations and then be let down (as so often happens w/ movies I see). So I went into it not thinking it would be as epic as tales had told (I also somehow avoided the rumor that people call it The Red Wedding - which would've tipped me off and made it much less epic). And I got taken on a wild ride of epicness. Here's my journey in pictures.
Uh oh. You know something's about to happen, but you have no idea of the sh*tstorm it will actually be.
Oh God, now the characters are catching on something isn't right.
Eeei - they're not done yet!
Can they even show that on television!?
oh God! Really? Really?!!
Now I'M gunna kill someone - maybe George RR Martin
As you can tell, I was pretty upset. But this made it all better:
This time last week I had planned a really fantastic new post - great topic, bullet points, lessons learned, motivation, etc. etc. A real Hoo-Rah post. Yeah. Shoulda wrote it at the time, 'cause it's a week later, and I can't even remember what I did yesterday morning. Wah wah.
So, we all know I've been trying to make a go of my face painting as an actual business here in NYC. Last weekend I had super high hopes, but the weather was completely awful and dashed my dreams. I was extremely discouraged and upset. Making your own business is hard - one of the hardest things I've ever done. But I realized I would still rather have been sitting there at the festival in the rain, trying my darndest to make my dream come to life, than working for someone else where I wasn't completely happy. We only live once - shouldn't we at least pursue happiness? Not just let ourselves sit back and settle into something that isn't what we truly desire just because it's "easier"? I think so. At least I'm going to keep pushing. I KNOW there's a living to be made with my painting skills, here in NYC of all places.
I learned a lot this weekend. Here's a smattering in no particular order:
1. I know some of the truly best and most supportive people.
2. Rain is a bitch.
3. Friends make the passing time more enjoyable.
4. Reality often doesn't live up to expectations.
5. People love my work and are impressed with my speed, even when I think a line wasn't quite perfect, or the kid moved so the design got a little messed up. They don't view my work like I do. They LOVE it!
6. I definitely may have made a mistake buying the tent I did. I can't handle it by myself. I got lucky these past two festivals having friends around to help out, but as I've just broken even I wouldn't be able to afford to pay someone to help me. Definitely need to rethink this area.
7. I need to have persistence.
8. Pride isn't everything.
9. I suck at talking to people/drawing them in. Seriously, guys. I am god-damn awful.
10. I will not give up yet.If you're not already a fan, check out my Jubilee Face Painting Facebook Page to keep up with the latest news, festival dates, pictures, etc. :)In other news:
I can't believe The Holy Cows of Credence, South Dakota opens a week from today!! So much to do, but the show is coming together wonderfully, and I'm very excited to be part of this terrific new show.
We are only $380 away from our goal! Go HERE to help support this fantastic new MOO-sical!
We are also hosting a Cow's Night Out fundraising/party shindig this Friday May 31st at Hurley's on 48th st, beginning at 9.30pm. Booze, raffles, and musical performances abound! Come help us celebrate and get the show off to a kickin' great start! Go HERE for deets.
And in case you haven't engraved it in your date book, below are the show times. Tickets only $18!
Venue: The Robert Moss (440 Lafayette Street)
Sunday 6/2/13 – 12:30pm
Monday 6/3/13 – 8:30pm
Saturday 6/8/13 – 5:30pm
Thursday 6/13/13 – 6:30pm
Tuesday 6/18/13 – 5:30pm
Wednesday 6/19/13 – 4:00pm
Crazyness this week as I'm also rehearsing and performing in ANOTHER show along with the Cows. It's gunna be a blast from the past you won't wanna miss! Shows at 6pm and 8pm. Tickets only $12!
I've been so busy lately it's been a real blessing. I do miss documenting and sharing my cooking adventures, and I've been wanting to write some more fiction/fairytales, but 1. I have no free time, and 2. Inspiration has yet to strike. But I love working like this, and there is honestly no other thing I could do with my life. I'm so glad you're along for my crazy little adventures in this wild ride called life. Thank you.
There's been a massive lack of posting lately because I've been so busy. Which is a good thing for my life, but I do miss writing and pretending that people actually read and care about these posts ;P I've barely been cooking, so no pictures or new recipes to share, either. In fact, before my foray into the rain yesterday down to the meat market for some chicken, I'd eaten popcorn and had Soju Cokes for the previous 2-3days. Yeah. Like I said, I've been busy.
I booked two shows and I quit my job. It's been a busy 3 weeks, to say the least! Thank you for being patient (or not so patient, in the case of my brother :P) while waiting for the latest update. So, where to begin?
My mom left NY, and I went back to working and auditioning. In the past few weeks I'd been getting unhappy with my job - maybe because I'd been there for over a year, my career seemed pretty non-existent, and let's face it - I didn't move to NY to clean up after dogs for the rest of my life. I'd decided that once I started painting at the street fairs, and if things were good money-wise, I'd quit on the basis of needing Saturdays and Sundays to do the festivals.
But then on a random facebook browsing, I came across info for an audition a friend of mine was holding. I contacted him and he said to come in. So, Saturday, April 13th, I auditioned for The Holy Cows of Credence, South Dakota. I sang a song, read some sides, and they gave me a callback. Later that afternoon, I went back, read two different parts with other people, and just as I was about to leave, they had me come back into the room to learn the end of a song. The MD and I took a few minutes to go over it, then the production team came back in and, holding the MD's ipad, sang it for them. It was a very fun experience all around :) I went to work at the kennel that night, and I got an email (thanks to my new phone, I can check such things wherever I am - woo!) saying I'd gotten the part of Elizabeth!! Mini freak out moment for Julia. And then I realized this was what I'd needed - I'd come here to be an actor, my bosses knew that, so what better reason for moving on than landing a role in a new musical? (I feel the need to justify my decisions like that - weird, I know, but it makes me feel better about myself).
I remember I was so giddy with excitement and possibilities that night. The power of a secret can be immense. I knew I was going to quit, but no one else did. I felt rather like this:
What I really ended up doing, however, was write my bosses an email - I waited until Sunday night to do so, just in case they came into the kennel that afternoon and I could tell them in person. But I'm glad it worked out the way it did - I'm much more articulate when I have time to think and re-write, and not stumble over my words based on someone's reactions. Since they were going to be out of town the following weekend, I'd work when they were gone and that next Sunday would be my last day. It all happened so fast. I was still reeling with heady freedom, but when I got the reply email saying that they accepted my resignation and all that, reality hit. I didn't have a job! A steady source of income! I liked working there, I had great bosses, and it was fun working with the dogs. But my mom reassured me I'd done the right thing - I HAD moved here to be an ACTRESS, not a living pooper-scooper. I think I adjusted to things pretty quickly, actually.
Holy Cow! Have you met Elizabeth Brooks? Insisting on going by the name “Lizard”, Elizabeth Brooks (Julia Menn) returns to Credence, South Dakota after spending a bit of time…away. Sporting a new-dark and brooding-look, Elizabeth is still her fiery self and will be making her first appearance, since returning to town, at the Holy Cows VS Sluggers baseball game. Will she sit alongside her mother, Marlys Brooks or is there still some…tension? Either way, here’s Elizabeth Brooks, ahem…Lizard!
A bit about the show - I'm playing Elizabeth "Lizard" Brooks, goth daughter of the main character, Marlys - who is the wife of the town pastor, and chief problem solver of the town. The show takes place at a Sunday baseball game of The Holy Cows vs. The Sluggers. The Holy Cows are notorious for never having won a single game in their ten year existence. It's also the 1 year anniversary of the death of Marlys' older daughter, Ruthie. Elizabeth, or Lizard, as I prefer to be called, has just gotten out of rehab and the baseball game is her first appearance back in the little town of Credence. Hilarity, old arguments, and banana bread abound in this fantastic new musical, taking part in the Planet Connections Festival in NYC throughout June. Help us raise the funds for the festival by donating at our Indigogo campaign! The other show I booked I didn't even need to audition for - which I'm sure are among the best types of jobs :) A guy I met through my Worldstrides job is part of this old time radio drama show where they put on the old classics like you're watching the actual radio production. I've always loved OTR and quite enjoyed their show I'd checked out, on the off chance he'd want me to join the cast. Well, the same Sunday that I decided to quit my job at Instinct, I got an email from my friend saying he'd like me to be a part of the show when he directs it in June! No audition needed :) And while I don't believe I'll be the next Garrison Keillor (according to my brother Paul), I've wanted to do radio shows for the longest time, and this is a step in the right direction. Check out their facebook page: W.W.O.W. Radio Mystery Hour.
My sister visited last week. She lives in South Korea, and I haven't seen her in quite a long time. It was a terrific visit, and we had a blast. I took her around to some of my favorite restaurants and places in the city. Here are just a few pics of our time together :)
When I started writing this, I had booked two shows. But since it took me so long to finish, and I've been swamped with tons of things lately, I booked another show last night! And if I wait until later tonight or tomorrow, I might have booked another. However, for now, this third show is a staged reading of a new work and when I got a monologue for one of the characters I absolutely fell in love with it. I really just seem to enjoy playing cracked and crazy people. We rehearse tonight and do the performance this Friday night, but the writer/director (who is the AD for Holy Cows - which is how I found out about this show and auditioned for her in the first place - it really IS all about who you know...) has plans to get this show into more fully developed workshops and performances, so hopefully this isn't the first and last I see of it!
This afternoon I have a callback for another staged reading - a retelling of Oedipus Rex (also directed by the director of Holy Cows! Geeze - we Holy Cow-ers really get around!). Looking forward to that.
My rm is off in a few minutes to do a tour in Texas for a month. We're still looking for a subletter. Our place is perfect for someone visiting NYC and/or looking for more permanent housing. So, you know, if you know anyone looking...
Whew! A lot has been going on, but it's been a great couple of weeks. Need to find agents with whom I want to work and invite them to my shows - now's the time to strike while I'm actually performing in multiple things here in the city. Sure, I quit my job but I'm more busy than ever - and it's fantastic.
What a few weeks it's been! My mom was in town last week and we had an absolute blast. I love my mom so very much and it was great to see her again, especially in MY town :) We walked, shopped, saw 3 Broadway shows, and ate. A lot. Seriously, we spent so much time eating. It was glorious. I took her to my favorite little groceries and specialty shops and went to new restaurants I've been wanting to try for ages (La Masseria and Bourbon St. to name but two that were truly outstanding). We stumbled across the Cathedral of St. John the Divine (a place I'd wanted to take her, but completely forgot about - but God had things handled :P), toured around Greenwich Village, and Chinatown. We even traipsed all the way out to Brooklyn for The Chocolate Room and ended up having some of the best ice cream I've ever tasted. We took in the Macy's Flower Show, Union Square, and copious amounts of wine. She met some of my friends and we stayed up to extreme hours of the morning laying on the couch just talking (and laughing - there was a serious amount of giggling going one). The trip was over all too soon, but I am so very glad she was able to visit for even this short amount of time.
Things have been slowly gearing up on the face painting front. The table, bag, and tent arrived. How I'm going to get everything to the festivals is beyond me - I'm not sure I'll even be able to get the tent down the five flights! No one in NYC I know seems to have a car/truck - guess I'll call a cab service and tell them to send one of their van cabs. Still no word yet on the Clearview front - the guy I'm supposed to talk to about getting the Artist/Crafter rate booth fee ($55-$85, instead of the Merchandise vendor rate of up to $200!!) isn't in the office until the end of the month. I may just go in and make my case to whoever is there. Why they classify Facepainting as Merchandise and not Art is beyond me. Sigh.
I did a Frankenstein photoshoot yesterday with my friend Michelle from Michelle Lucille Photography for one of her clients in Central Park. I'd never done a Frankenstein face before, but I looked at the pictures the client wanted to go by, then at a ton of pictures and tutorials of other face painter's work. Here's the end result:
Before juicing in the morning...
After juicing! Still pretty scary stuff.
And on the actual client. Even though I'd done it on my pasty white girl skin, it turned out quite nicely on his black man hue :) Yaa greatly pigmented makeup!!
On a slightly less terryfing note, my new Breville Juicer arrived!!!! Allow me to introduce you to: Cranston the Pulverizer.
I have not been more excited about finally receiving a package in the mail. There was a good 5-7minutes of me whooping and hollering (ok, let's just call it what it was - I was screaming with excitement and some dancing around like an idiot).
Just look how freaking excited I am. Yes, I know that table is really gross - it's always been gross, and I have yet to paint it pretty colors. But now that the weather is nice...
Cranston makes a TON of juice! And his feed chute is so big I can fit things in without cutting them so freaking small. Oranges, carrots, strawberries all fit in whole, and small apples and grapefruits can also fit in whole - I just happened to have some massive specimens so I cut them in half.
Me in disbelieving shock/awe/wonder at how freaking fantastic Cranston is.
Cranston is a bit more labor intensive to clean - you can't just put a plastic bag in the "pulp garbage", and you really need to clean the fine mesh separator with the handy little brush they provide. But he's about the same size as Juicey (ie - he fits in the same place, not taking up a lot of room), super powerful (yet quieter than Juicey), and did I mention makes a TON of juice?! Definitely the best kitchen gadget I've purchased for myself. And I think it's fitting that as I type this, the song Smart Women is playing on my computer. I know, Itunes, I am a smart woman :D
Cranston's initiation juice :)
And did I mention he comes with a de-frother?! No more straining for This girl!There is so much to learn about building a business. When I start to get overwhelmed with everything I need to know/learn/do (can we take a second and acknowledge if it wasn't for my mother I'd totally be one of those people who knows nothing about taxes so never does them), I think about something my sister said to me and realize how awesome this actually is. I'm 22 years old, didn't go to college, and I'm creating My Own Business!!! How cool is that?! Sure, it's a lot of work, but it's also very exciting and worthwhile to pursue another love of mine and have it be self sustaining so I don't need to work other jobs for other people (I've realized I really don't like having a boss other than myself). I read a lot of blogs (let's be honest here, they're all about cooking), but I recently came across this nifty little site which is all about travel and life. I'm excited to delve further into the archives, but here's a great article I read this morning which really spoke to me since I've been dwelling on "business sense" and whatnot lately. Check it out!I also just finished reading Eat Pray Love and quite enjoyed it. It re-invigorated my deep desire to travel - back to Italy, and to Bali (which I fell in love with when my sister told me about her trip and showed me pictures and videos she'd taken. Also nice that it's super cheap and tragically beautiful). I'm not quite sure what I'm waiting for/what the deciding factor for me to go traveling is. I've always felt one day I'll just pick up and go, and I'm yearning for that day to arrive, but I'm really not sure when it will. Am I making excuses or valid reasons for not taking off right now? Who knows.
I used to be a voracious reader until I moved to New York and became too busy to spend all day reading fantasy novels. I'm discovering another facet of myself - that I enjoy great little biographies like this - sort of memoir-y, but also with great ideas and lessons and exotic locales. Before Eat Pray Love, I read Tina Fey's book Bossypants and loved it. Any suggestions on what I should start reading next?Benedizioni
Can we all just take a moment to take a deep breath in together? Alright, hold it. Now - SCREAM!!!
Thank you. I needed that. Not wanting to alarm any neighbors (but do NYers really care?), I just did that into a pillow on my couch. You probably already knew this, but creating your own business is difficult! It's a long process with endless decisions and I've gotten swept up in the panic of fearing I'll make the wrong choices - which tent to buy, how I'll transport everything, will I even make any money, there are other painters here in NY, etc. etc. etc. Looking online just gets my heart jumping in my throat about everything!
Why am I worried about competition? I do fantastic work that is just as professional as the other professional face painters I've come across here in New York City - and I'm a good deal better than a lot of "face painters" I've seen. I can't recall seeing face painters at the festivals before - so hopefully I'll be finding my market niche. Yes, it's expensive. But starting your own business is, and I knew it would be. Thankfully, I have a chunk of change set aside specifically FOR start up costs, and hopefully once I start doing the festivals I'll begin to re-coup my investment.
Yes, there is a TON I need to do - but I've been tackling each step as I've felt led, and Surprise! it's not been as difficult as I thought it'd be. Become a face painter. Check. Do good work, get some examples, figure out a plan. Check Check Check. Create a kickass website. Check. Create a facebook page to network (which you should all check out, Like, and pass along to your friends, family, and random people you come across). Check. Decide you're going to pursue face and body painting in NY. Check. Get a tax ID number. Check. Get a Consumer Affairs Permit. Check. Join the 9th Ave International Food Festival. Check Check! Join one of the major producers of Street Festivals for the rest of the summer season. Check! So it's all coming together, slowly but surely. And now that I've joined Clearview Festival Productions, I will have deadlines by which I'll NEED to have my complete, newly re-vamped set up, tent, table, and all included, business cards bought, and insurance settled. I've spent hours agonizing over which tent to buy. Literally. HOURS. I'm petrified I'll make the Wrong decision, get a crappy product, and lose a bunch of money. But I think I just need to take a step back and breathe. I'm figuring all this out for the first time, of course there will be little hiccups along the way, but at least I'm getting out there and doing something new and exciting and completely unknown! That is a thing to celebrate, not fear and agonize and panic over.
I've been learning and practicing new designs, putting my display boards together, and really, I'd say I'm 85% there with everything, actually. I just need to submit for a few of the actual festival dates, and get the rest of my setup together. I'll see what sort of market there is for my skills, if I'm making a profit, and go from there.
Thanks for letting me ramble through my jumble of thoughts, dear readers. It helps for me to sort things out like this. Any words of advice/encouragement (or what tent/canopy is best for festivals!) is always welcome and appreciated.
I leave you with this:
I made my very first rainbow cake of paint - orange, yellow, and white - making Tiger faces super fast! I threw on some stripes and decided to gnaw the leftover rabbit I had made from the amazing cookbook my rm bought for me, A Feast of Ice and Fire - a cookbook based on Game of Thrones. How awesome is that?!
What a whirlwind week it has been, dear readers. I have been pleasantly swamped with so many things - working 2 jobs, building my facepainting business, meeting with friends, over coming hurdles, exploring new places, cleaning the apartment, and so on. I haven't had time to tweeze my eyebrows, let alone write a vibrantly full post! Life gets busy, and important things are left by the wayside. But here we are, together again (feel free to skip to 1.35). Let's dive in, shall we?
So much of being able to stay in this crazy game of a theatre career is not dwelling on the bad/upsetting things.
I've been mulling over what to write about in this post, so many ideas have come and gone. I didn't want to go the angry/depressed route, I haven't really cooked anything new, and I've just been busy working - old news. But something that kept popping up over the last week was my view on friendship.