"Ummm....I don't know. Um, yeah I guess."
"Well, that will be great! When did you plan a trip? I guess I didn't remember you had something planned!"
"Oh, I just got the ticket last week....so....I guess it was sort of last minute."
"Oh,...just text me whenever your back and we'll get another lesson scheduled...What are you going to do while you're in California? Are you staying with family? Or friends?
"Ummm....I don't really know exactly where I'm staying yet...or actually really what I'm doing when I get there...."
Then my voice teacher dug a little deeper. "Is everything okay?"
"Ummm....Oh yeah, I mean, everything is great! Ya know, yeah, everything is basically really good. I can't complain or anything." As I rambled on about my charmed existence and being excited about summer in New York City, my eyes started to sting, then filled with water, then I felt a few wet, warm droplets slide down my cheek. I smiled and rambled on, pretending no one could see them. I finally acknowledged the little tear drop's existence with a swipe of my hand and said, "I guess it's been a bit slow and maybe I just need a break from everything for a bit...I was just feeling like I needed to go somewhere, like I needed to go away."
"Yeah...fun....I need to have some fun."
"So just let me know when you come back, and maybe since it's not busy with auditions we'll work on some of your own songs next time!"
"Okay, thanks, see you in a couple weeks!"
Despite barely planning a week in advance, my impromptu trip to the west coast proved to be very successful! While I was in California, I spent hours on the beach and with friends. I read a whole book. I saw a friend's rock show! I went to The Getty. I even came up with a plan for my birthday party at the end of the summer! (Water balloon fight and confetti cake and Jell-o shots at Riverside Park: Don't you wish you were invited??)
I'm sorry Backstage Blogosphere that I have been so MIA. Every girl needs to turn off, shut down, and have a little vacation time. I didn't plan to be so MIA for quite so long, but when I decided to turn off, my computer also decided to turn off and take a vacation as well. I finally got my sexy Macbook Pro up and running Wednesday.
When I returned from LA, my schedule filled up quickly, and I hit the ground running! I feel refreshed now: ready for summer adventures, ready for new work, and now, for the first time in awhile, I feel like I will have new things to blog about. I can't wait to catch you up with all my acting and life adventures from the last couple weeks and keep you posted on what's to come!
P.S. --Someone informed me the other day that I am no fun to follow on Twitter. Well, okay, fine,....I'm gonna try to be more interesting...Maybe I would tweet more if I had more followers!!! Follow me! My twitter name is @emmykinney! And become a fan of my soon to be released EP on Facebook!