Friday, May 29, 2009

Lots going on, but nothing much really

That's kind of how I feel right now.  There's a lot going on, but nothing I can really talk about.  Or if I can talk about it, it's not very interesting.  I've been neglecting this blog terribly and I really need to get back to it.  There are some thing I can report on, I suppose.

The move went well and I'm settled in my new place.  The roommate situation is turning out to be even better than I thought it would.  We've been having a nice time lately watching episodes of TV shows on DVD.  One in particular is very interesting and mysterious - I'm still trying to figure it out.  

With the move came new opportunities for social interaction, which I think is a very good thing.  I'm making new friends and doing more out of the house.  Like this past Tuesday, a friend of my roommate who I hope is becoming my friend dropped by to pick me up for karaoke.  We had a great time.  

I'm also making new friends at church since I decided to start going to a new church and a new small group.  My friend Lesley, who is just completely amazing in every possible way, is the hostess of this small group and is friends with all the members.  She has brought me into their circle and has introduced me to a lot of people in the church and in the group.  It's great to be surrounded by people who care whether you live or die (who are not related to you, I mean!)  

So all these are positive things.  Even having to live within a budget is a positive thing for me, as it's not something I've had to do for a long time, so it's really making me think about all the stuff I want to buy and whether or not I really need it.  

All in all, I think things are going pretty well.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

back into the swing of things

Next week, I'm setting aside some quality time for writing.  I've been thinking about Draha a lot and I've also been thinking about trying seriously to get some freelance work.  With the move and new bills to pay, not to mention the fun salary cut I just had to endure, I could use the extra income.  I'm going back to the job boards to see if I can get some work.  I'm also going to start thinking of ways to market my services to local businesses and organizations.

Maybe now is the time to get something started.  Maybe now is the time to start building.  I know it will take a long time, but I know that if I work hard at it and do a good job, it will pay off someday.  That's all that matters, right?

I've had so much on my mind to distract me from my goals and dreams.  Now, I need to come back down to earth and get to work on them again.  Those books won't write themselves!w

packing sucks

So I've decided that packing all of one's earthly posessions into boxes and driving an hour just to unpack them again really, really sucks!  I wish I could just teleport everything over!  I managed to get all my DVDs over today and tonight I've been working on books and the stuff on the walls.  I'll have to leave some things here to sell or donate later, I think.  Luckily, I can leave some stuff here. The fun part will be Sunday, when I move the big stuff - bed, entertainment center, two desks, elliptical, dresser and clothes.  Yeah, Sunday is going to be a fun day!  But I'm really excited about moving - even though the actual moving part isn't fun.

What I really want to do is play Guitar Hero.  And eat ice cream.  That's what I want to do right now.  At 11 pm on a Thursday when I should be packing.  I think I will go to sleep instead.  That sounds like a good idea.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

life stuff

Since most of my recent posts have had to do with the show, I felt like maybe I should update the life stuff a little too.  Of course, if you are my friend on Facebook, you've probably already heard this bit of news.  I am moving!  Closer to work and into the "big city" of Mobile, where there are theatres, restaurants, and other diversions just waiting for me to discover them.  But the great thing is, I'm moving in with a friend who I really like and get along with very well, and who is extremely interested in my current writing project and is encouraging me to keep working on it.  I think that's just what I need to get more done on it - someone who will push me to work on it every day.  I push myself, of course, but having another voice there asking me if I've written anything will be helpful.

Work is going okay now.  We had a bit of an upset - some restructuring - but everyone still has a job and things are running smoothly again.  I've found a renewed passion for the job and am really excited to do some new things in the next few weeks, especially with advocacy and media relations, two of my favorite things.  I'm also implementing an advertising campaign that we got some grant money for, so that's pretty awesome.  I planned the whole thing and am now watching it happen.  I kinda love that!  

On the relationship front - I can't say much but I can say that I'm happy right now for the first time in a long time.  I'm happy because there are possibilities that I didn't think there would be pretty much ever again.  I had given up and something made me realize that it's not too late and I'm not destined to be alone forever.  It has done amazing things for the self esteem, I have to say!

Overall, things just seem to be going really well for me right now.  I'm happy, and that is wonderful!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Enchanted April photos

Show over

Well, now the show is over and the week of depression is done.  Yeah, last week was really, really hard.  I missed everyone so much - missed going to the theatre every day after work - missed having something to do that was creative and fun.  And I missed spending time with all the people in the cast.  Everyone got so close and everyone was so amazing.  I miss them still.

It was an amazing run, though.  I loved every minute of it.  Directing was so not what I expected.  It was better!  I loved the creative process and I really enjoyed analyzing the script and interpreting it with the actors.  Blocking was so much fun, like placing chess pieces on the board and moving them around in a way that makes sense.  It was really such a great experience.  

The show was successful too, we sold out every show and made a lot of money for the theatre, which is amazing!  So many people have asked me what I plan to direct next.  I absolutely want to do it again, but it'll take some thought.  I've decided I don't want to direct something that has a part I might like to play.  Enchanted April had so many wonderful female characters and I just fell in love with the lead, so I found myself a little envious of the (amazing) actress who had the role.  

So the plan is to take a couple of months off and really focus on work and writing and then try out for a couple of shows in Mobile.  I haven't tried any of the Mobile theaters yet, so I'm going to really step out of my comfort zone and try to break in there!  I'm looking forward to seeing how that works out.