Blood, Sweat, Tears
Last night I broke a wine glass while unloading the dishwasher. I swept and vacuumed everywhere and thought I had it all cleaned up. I was wrong. I didn't have it all cleaned up, and I realized that today as I was getting ready for my audition. I was running back and forth between the bathroom and my room practicing audition sides half dressed and putting on makeup.
Then one skip was extrememly painful. I squealed and lifted my foot to my face to fine a little piece of glass wedged in my heel. I pulled it out and then it started to bleed. It bled more than it hurt. I sat on the toilet in my bathroom and lifted my leg high above me to help stop the bleeding. Toilet paper after toilet paper square helped to soak up my foot-blood. (Gross!!!)
Time was ticking away, and I had to get to my audition, and blood was still flowing. (Ewww!) I had a choice to make. Not only was my foot bleeding alot, but it also hurt. I wondered to myself, "Do I call my agent and ask for more time to get to the audition,...Or even possibly cancel the audition on account of my injury, or do I wrap my self in tissue and bandages, hobble to a cab, sing my face off, and hope I don't pass out from the loss of blood?? (By the way, I've already passed out once at this particular audition office. I'm feeling like the casting directors there are going to start to thinking I have an eating disorder.) If I go, there is a chance for a cool job. If I don't go, there is no chance for a job, and I will sit on my bathroom toilet all afternoon until the blood stops or until I go to the doctor. (It's a pretty bad looking cut.)
I chose the cab and bandages and audition. I didn't pass out (Though honestly got really dizzy.), and I'm hoping the pain in my right foot read as the pain of the charachter I was portraying. I think I made the right choice.
I don't have time for foot injuries, so I'm cleaning my kitchen floor again tonight and wearing shoes, slippers or at least socks inside from now on.
Blood, sweat, tears?? I think I had all three today.
-- Emily Kinney