Ya’ll, I have been churning out my book over the last week. Suddenly the writer’s block dam broke and it’s been NONSTOP. It’s a vignette of really good party stories from an alien encounter (for real) to Preston’s Chicago doppelgänger, how I started my blog, the time I accidentally stun gunned myself, and the time I got a D in college, when I learned to love my body, and more! Lots of laughs, a few mushy parts, but mostly comedy. It has felt unbelievable. I can’t wait to share these stories with you! In other news: any title suggestions are welcome!
🎭 When I was in high school, our theatre director was a totally old school guy, who before every show, led a moment of silence, and asked us one thing. He always asked us to thank the author of our talent; whether it was God, our parents, a teacher, etc. That always stuck with me, to thank the author of my talent. .
I got to see a totally incredible production of Spring Awakening (one of my fave shows) today. I haven’t been on stage in almost two years, and for the first time today, I missed it. Deeply. I’ve done theatre for 20 years, and I have never taken more than a few months before moving on to the next project. And I chose this hiatus.
Theatre is so important to me. It made me a strong storyteller, improved my emotional intelligence, gave me creative exploration, and pushed my limits. Singing is stress relief. I’ve written four plays. I met my husband, got engaged, and got married at a theatre. Most of the friends I have, I met in a show. 3/4 of my bridal party I met during a play. I pretty much only listen to show tunes. My inner theatre kid will never stop being the biggest dork. Who can say if theatre changed me for the better? Although, I do believe I have been changed for the better. Theatre has definitely changed me for good. 🎭 .
Thank you, to the author of my talent.
Hey ya’ll, this is my best friend, and it is her birthday. She is forever the Ann Perkins to my Leslie Knope, my name twin, the Veronica to my Betty, my maid of honor, and basically best person ever. We’ve survived everything from puberty and braces to heartbreak and trauma. I’ve watched you grow from a shy choir kid to a full fledged bad ass that yelled at a girl that made me cry at Second City. If anyone can say your bestie is half as awesome, beautiful, and special as mine, you’re doing pretty damn good. Happy Birthday! 💕
Weekends are so different from when I was younger. In 2006, I recorded the High School Musical premiere as a DCOM, on a VHS, because Friday nights were teen skating at the roller rink and I didn’t want to miss it. Now, weekends tend to be for errands and cleaning. But as a certified grown-up, sometimes you get a totally perfect weekend full of friends, and naps, and French toast. And everyone once in awhile, you even get a weekend rendezvous with your hubby! .
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