So Close to City Living!
This past weekend I went to the city to celebrate my birthday. While there, I saw the apartment unit that I will be moving into and could hardly contain my excitement. I am so happy about not only my new apartment, but about the inconveniences I’m leaving behind.
No more buses. No more schlepping my suitcase to an audition. No more sweating on the streets on the city as I run to catch the Bolt Bus. No more sleeping on air mattresses or couches in the apartments of friends, or shelling out hundreds of dollars for hotel rooms. I have my space. I have my bathroom with my shampoo. My decorations. And walking down Wall Street, I couldn’t believe that this will be my neighborhood.
The other day, I texted my future roommate and said, “Hey, will be you be able to make it into the city for my birthday?” He responded, “No, I won’t be back in NY until we move into our place.” That text made gave me heart palpitations and sent me into a frenzy of ecstasy. Our place?! It suddenly felt so real. He was right; it’s going to be our place!
I can’t wait to take advantage of all the city has to offer. Instead of scheduling my life around going to New York every other week for a couple days at a time, I will be there and get to go to whatever I want as soon as I find out about it. Before, I had to go during the most lucrative times for auditions. If I was back at home and saw a nonpaying play I wanted to audition for, or attend a class or seminar, I couldn’t go. Now I have that opportunity.
I feel absolutely ready and thrilled for this new chapter. There are times where I get a tinge of nervousness, but it actually feels good. It's not anxiety that’s crippling, or that makes me want to hide under the covers. Its the kind of nervousness that motivates me and makes me know that this is so, so right. The only thing I have to lose, is time.