I know I haven’t posted for a while, and I ‘m going to be honest. Since the Maids closed on July 21st, I really haven’t been up to too much. Which is disappointing. You see, I’ve been working two jobs in addition to understudying so far this summer, and I just moved 45 minutes closer to the city, so I’ve been spending this past week unpacking, exploring the Westmont/Downers Grove area, and resting.
A lot of resting.
While I was in Dekalb with those two jobs (most days I worked both) and commuting to the city once a week (which has become a two hour commute thanks to extensive construction on 88), I was pooped. I was barely making the effort to do my laundry and grocery shopping, let alone keep up on my artistry. It was exhausting and I was losing sight of why I was doing this.
Then, I moved.
Although I hate moving, and I mean I HATE moving, there is always a sense of a fresh start. A clean slate. A new beginning. Moving to a new place where I know almost no one has proven to be the reset I needed. I found a new job, I’ll be visiting my husband soon, and ultimately I am starting to feel like rather than treading water, I’m actually swimming towards something again. I have a slew of auditions lined up in the next month for projects in the city, some film, some plays, and some princess-ing (check out the Gallery page to see some photos of when I used to play the “Snow Princess for A Royal Remembrance LLC; the link to their website is located at the bottom of this post too if you are interested in checking out their services).
I don’t have any definite plans for acting right now, but that uncertainty comes with the job. If it was easy, then we’d all be movie stars by now, right?
In the meantime, I’m gearing up for a road trip to Oklahoma with my family to see my incredible husband graduate Basic Training, and spending a lot of time cuddling with my cat, Aundi (she’s so cute, can you blame me?).
I’m learning the importance of building in time to rest, but also learning that I have to motivate myself to get back on the horse and that no one is going to do it for me. I’m trying to find hobbies that fulfill me when I’m not acting, such as board games and craft beer, which is leading me to look into to taking the Certified Beer Server exam, which would place me on the first steps of my journey to becoming a Certified Cicerone, a dream of mine for a long time. If you’re interested in checking out that journey of mine, my Instagram page has become mostly dedicated to beer, although Aundi definitely makes an appearance quite often.
Thanks for following along with me as I navigate this post-graduation life, be sure to check out some of the other pages (I’ve made some updates!!) or shoot me a message via the contact page.