HELLO NEW READERS! Before I start this first blog post, there are a few things that you should know about me. Number 1 – I will probably delete this entire post tomorrow and start over because I think it’s awful. Number 2 – I am a twenty-something aspiring performer (vocalist and actress) who grew up in a small southern town. If you want to know more, go to the About Me section!
Okay, here goes,
So for weeks I have been struggling with what the theme of this blog will be and, furthermore, what the first blog post will be about. WELL, after I saw Sisters with one of my best friends (side-note: Yes, you can have more than one best friend), I had an epiphany. Right before I dropped her off at her house, I looked out the sunroof and commented on how pretty the stars are and how I don’t get to see them often where I currently live (many, many miles away from my hometown). I miss seeing the stars. I miss the times when I would lay on my friend’s roof in high-school or on a blanket in a crush’s front yard and look at the stars and just be.
This got me thinking about friendships that have become distant, relationships that didn’t last, and, basically, just how much I have changed throughout the years and how much my life is going to change in the next few months as I transition into the next chapter of my life. I was feeling pretty bummed when “Days Go By” by Keith Urban came on the radio followed by some version of “Wagon Wheel”. Needless to say, I cranked up the volume and jammed out. While I ugly sang, yelling the lyrics in an octave too low for me to sing (which I rarely do considering singing is my profession) interspersed with some fun harmonies, I drove down my favorite road – a natural tunnel covered by the branches of old oak trees just thin enough to see the stars peeking through.
I immediately thought of Van Gough’s painting, Starry Night.
It dawned on me that yes, I am about to embark on a whole new life journey – including finishing my Masters degree and auditioning all over the country with hopes of finding a paid performing gig; and yes, I will not be in my hometown very often for a while; and YES, this scares the living hell out of me; BUT transitions are a necessary part of life and although the people and scenery change; some things, like South Boundary, my hometown, and my family, will always be there. Sisters, country music, and the drive down memory lane taught me that everyone is afraid of something but you don’t need to lose who you are or forget your past in order to move forward.
So, this long-winded story brought me to the theme of this blog. I am going to share my experiences as I transition into the next phase of my life. I will write about my fears and how I conquer them, how to stay motivated and self-confident in a time when people are telling you “No”, audition stories and tips that I pick up on my many adventures – for those of you theatre kids who might read this. And, finally, some tidbits of dating life from the eyes of a single girl – just to spice it up.
I am aware that this is a wide range of topics but life has a spectrum of interesting moments that I want to share. When I experience a moment that touches my soul or teaches me a lesson, I want to share that with my readers so they can be touched and taught.
All this is to say…