I have nothing acting related on my agenda in the New Year save that four week audition technique class I signed up for at the last minute. Usually this totally freaks me out, but right now I'm enjoying the breath of fresh air. I'm organizing my life, making up for lost time with the family and friends whose phone calls I ignored and holiday parties I missed while doing the two shows, and catching up on all the books I've been meaning to read ("Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas" and "The Lovely Bones" here I come!). I've relinquished my job as Literary Manager at my theatre company and am contemplating changing my membership status to "on hiatus." Yep, I'm de-cluttering and re-focusing.
I'm not big on resolutions, but my overall goal this year is to forsake "keeping busy" in exchange for the pursuit of greater career challenges nestled in unfamiliar territories. For better or worse, I'm moving out of my comfort zone come January 2nd. It's time to sail forward and I'm hoping for sunny skies and good fishing.
And now a public service announcement from your mother: Have a wonderful New Years and be safe. Whatever you do, don't drink and drive and tip your cabbie well!
Hello, 2008. May you bring many blessings to all of us.