Every time I start something, I start something else which ends up interfering with the first thing. lol The life of a creative mind.
So happy now! I mean right now in this very moment. I have learned to just be in the moment and stop time traveling.Right now, I am good because God is good.
These past few weeks have been an emotional roller coaster. Friends tripping, car tripping, everywhere something or somebody tripping.Then God reminded me in a very small yet enormously meaningful way that HIS eyes are on the sparrow and HE watches and cares for me.
These past few weeks have not been totally roller-coastery. I have been enjoying my acting class quite a bit. We actually met after one situation of trippage. My teacher asked us to tell her how we were feeling without saying the conventional "fine". During my turn, I was open and honest about a stressful meeting I had that had bothered me all day. After I got it out, I did not think about it even once more during class.
Being able to speak open and honest is so freeing.
It is monologue time in class. I had to ponder what to pick that encompasses who I am emotionally at this moment. My selection is a monlogue by the character Maggie from A Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams. If you are unfamiliar with this play, there is a film version starring Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman. She is a beautiful, fiesty kitten not afraid to go for what she wants although everything around her is one big roller coaster. Sounds like someone I know.
I am excited about this new year, my new age and my new venture into acting. God has blessed me with unique talents and gifts. They will not grow sitting on my couch wishing and hoping.I got to put my faith into action and go for what I want.
Side Note: I saw John "Overton Wakefield Jones" Henton (Living Single) at the Improv. He is like totally funny. I wore a sparkly dress and everything. One thing for sure, based on the reactions I got in that dress, I won't have the need to get a real cat! lol
When I first started this blog, I was new to Dallas and everything was a new adventure. I embarked bravely on new tasks, journeys, and experiences – and I wrote about them. People visited the blog, commented and we were all the better for it. Until one day, I woke up and I was no longer new to Dallas. I was settled in Dallas, just like flat soda – no fizz and no movement.
I had another birthday recently. I spent it packing to move to another apartment without plumbing issues. Exciting right? NOT! I decided enough is enough. I need the fun back in my life. I had not tried anything new in so long.
Today I begin acting lessons. I wanted to before but could not fit it into my work schedule or budget. A wonderful thing happened called a flex-schedule that gave me Mondays off. I got a raise that gave me the finances. I had another birthday that gave me the catalyst. I also am taking vocal lessons again with my Praise and Worship team at church. God has a way of arranging my world to give me the desires of my heart.
In third grade, I was in an after school program. We were supposed to do a play. I practiced and practiced. The teacher decided that we did not have enough time to finish and tabled the idea. Lo and behold, the next year that teacher performed the play. I watched while some other kid sang my song and read my part.
Fast forward to now and I am taking my turn. I have the opportunity to play my part and sing my song. I have this wonderful blog to write about it. I hope people will read it and comment once again.