Simma Down Now
Simma Down Now!
The fall always makes me want to go skipping down the aisles of Staples singing, "Its the most wonderful time of the year..."
Anyone else love that commercial?
Its also such a good time to reflect! I feel like I've been slowly growing up since I came home from touring this past March. Once I got over my post-life-in-a-suitcase depression, I pulled myself up by the bootstraps and looked objectively at what I needed to fix in my skill set.
I've finally gotten back into acting classes, dance classes, voice lessons. I'm networking and pushing myself in ways I was really too lazy to be bothered about before. I'm really into reading acting books now. The Librarian and I? Super tight friends. Dare I say - I even practice now? It just seems so obvious, but I'm ashamed to say that I go through phases of extreme laziness where I just don't want to do the legwork. I just want the results.
I had some great auditions this week. Even if I didn't book a job - I'm thrilled about them. I could feel the progress of my hard work. Its almost like a little click went off in my head, like I went forward one more notch on the Monopoly board.
The biggest difference from now vs. 6 months ago is that I feel a lot more in control in the audition room. I was proud of the work that I displayed this week, and left my auditions feeling like I had extended an invitation to the auditors. I was saying, "Hello, it is nice to meet you. This is my body of work. Would you like to work with me?" Instead of my previous, "omg please please please hire me." Ew.
I see a long road ahead of me. I'm nowhere close to where I want to be, but I feel like I'm on my way. I can feel myself simmering. Its weird, its grand, its awesome. How long until I'm done? I guess thats part of the joy of the journey.
Have a safe and happy holiday! Happy simmering to all!
(photo courtesy of ebaumsworld)