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Thursday, April 22, 2010

I have found my "thing"!

I've been down lately. I couldn't figure out why. I figured maybe I just needed a better diet, more exercise, and more water. I've been feeling like my life had become the movie "Groundhog Day" where every day was the same.

About an hour ago I had a meeting with a playwright who would like me to perform in a one-woman show (that will actually have two actresses) that he wrote. The play is based on the life of African American poet and abolitionist Frances Ellen Watkins Harper. We discussed the script, and how we'd like to handle the performances (being two actresses, depicting one person).

After the meeting I felt so...GOOD. I felt refreshed, invigorated, just happy. I stopped and thought, "Why so happy all of a sudden?"

It seems lately I've been going through performance withdrawal! I believe I literally NEED to perform to stay happy. I always knew this, but I must have forgotten lol. Don't get me wrong, there is plenty in my life to be happy about (great husband, God, family, great friends, excellent Spring TV shows) but performing adds a dynamic to my life. The creative process of rehearsing and script memorization, and then actually performing adds just the right amount of pleasant uncertainty to my life, to balance out the mundane.

What is YOUR thing?
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  1. Writing is my thing. It's what keeps me sane and gets me out of bed in the morning.

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  2. I don't know if I have a 'thing'. I really like traveling. I get really really excited when I think about traveling. It keeps me from going nuts.

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  3. woohoo! i think i can make anything a hobby if i have someone to do it with.

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  4. Not sure I have ONE thing...things that make me fulfilled are: teaching and writing (I suppose those are two sides to the same coin).

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